Dr. Frank Krueger part of team awarded $1.8 million grant

A George Mason University Researcher is heading a scientific team that has received a Department of Defense grant to examine oxytocin as a causal mechanism for long-term bonding between humans and autonomy.

Frank Krueger, an associate professor in Mason’s School of Systems Biology, is collaborating with Hasan Avaz (Drexel University), Mary Lee (NIAAA), Jonathan Gratch (University of California), Ewart de Visser (de Visser Research, LLC), on a three-year $1.8 million grant from MINERVA Research Initiative Program with the goal to develop more effective autonomy designs to promote the long-term affiliation with autonomy, the creation of more effective human-autonomy teams, and the quicker adoption of autonomous robots into military teams.