The trend of automation and robotization within the logistics area of research creates new challenges for scientists. How people interact with robots, cooperate and create trust, is a unique and new kind of process to study. It is one of the few areas within the domain of organizational research that focuses heavily on simulation and visualization.
Virtual Reality (VR) and simulations
Virtual reality allows for the creation of highly immersive simulations, in which the participants often forget that they are partaking in a study. This allows for the observation of more genuine behavior in a highly flexible setting without risking the safety of the participant. Risk and safety researchers therefore often use VR and may supplement it with questionnaires or physiological measurements.