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Would Granny Let an Assistive Robot into Her Home?
Lund University.
Lund University.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0563-3635
Lund University.
2012 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Assistive robots have received considerable research attention due to the increase of the senior population around the world and the shortage of caregivers. However, limited attention has been paid to involving seniors in the design process in order to elicit their attitudes and perception of having their own robot. This study addresses this issue. We conducted a workshop with 14 Swedish seniors age 65 to 86. The findings indicate that: (1) the functionality of the robot is far more important than the appearance; (2) the usefulness will determine the acceptance of a robot; (3) seniors feel it is important to keep up to date with new technological developments; (4) assistive robots were not perceived as intrusive and having a robotic presence in the seniors' bathrooms and bedrooms was considered acceptable. These findings suggest that seniors are prepared to give assistive robots a try if the robot is perceived as useful.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 7621, 128-137 p.
Series
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), ISSN 0302-9743
Keyword [en]
assistive robots, attention cards, old adults, Participatory design
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-160190DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-34103-8_13Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84868709206ISBN: 9783642341021 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-160190DiVA: diva2:794948
Conference
4th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2012, Chengdu, China, 29-31 October 2012
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QC 20150325

Available from: 2015-03-13 Created: 2015-02-17 Last updated: 2017-03-29Bibliographically approved

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