Can robots learn social etiquette? The Defense Department thinks so.

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From The Washington Post:

Humans know to silence a ringing phone when they’re in a quiet library, and to say “thank you” after someone lends a helping hand. Now, robots will learn this etiquette as well, thanks to a research project that aims to teach robots manners.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/can-robots-learn-social-etiquette-the-defense-department-thinks-so/2017/06/16/79ea47ac-51d1-11e7-be25-3a519335381c_story.html?utm_term=.c92d5e172523

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