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Would Granny Let an Assistive Robot Into Her home

Frennert, Susanne LU ; Östlund, Britt LU and Eftring, Håkan LU (2012) International Conference on Social Robots (ICSR) In Social Robotics Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 7621(0302-9743). p.128-138
Abstract (Swedish)
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Abstract. Assistive robots have received considerable research attention due to the increase of the senior population around the world and the shortage of care-givers. However, limited attention has been paid to involving seniors in the de-sign process in order to elicit their attitudes and perceptions of having their own robot. This study addresses this issue. We conducted a workshop with 14 Swe-dish seniors age 65 to 86. The findings indicate that: (1) the functionality of the robot is far more important than the appearance; (2) usefulness will determine the acceptance of a robot; (3) seniors feel it is important to keep up to date with new technological developments; (4) seniors did not perceive... (More)
Abstract in Undetermined

Abstract. Assistive robots have received considerable research attention due to the increase of the senior population around the world and the shortage of care-givers. However, limited attention has been paid to involving seniors in the de-sign process in order to elicit their attitudes and perceptions of having their own robot. This study addresses this issue. We conducted a workshop with 14 Swe-dish seniors age 65 to 86. The findings indicate that: (1) the functionality of the robot is far more important than the appearance; (2) usefulness will determine the acceptance of a robot; (3) seniors feel it is important to keep up to date with new technological developments; (4) seniors did not perceive assistive robots to be intrusive and considered it acceptable to have one in their bathrooms and bedrooms. These findings suggest that seniors are prepared to give assistive ro-bots a try if they perceive them as useful. (Less)
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Participatory design, Attention cards, Assistive robots, Old adults
in
Social Robotics Lecture Notes in Computer Science
editor
Cabibihan, John-John and Sam Ge, Shuzhi
volume
Volume 7621
issue
0302-9743
pages
10 pages
publisher
Springer
conference name
International Conference on Social Robots (ICSR)
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  • Scopus:84868709206
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-34103-8_13
language
English
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yes
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Abstract. Assistive robots have received considerable research attention due to the increase of the senior population around the world and the shortage of care-givers. However, limited attention has been paid to involving seniors in the de-sign process in order to elicit their attitudes and perceptions of having their own robot. This study addresses this issue. We conducted a workshop with 14 Swe-dish seniors age 65 to 86. The findings indicate that: (1) the functionality of the robot is far more important than the appearance; (2) usefulness will determine the acceptance of a robot; (3) seniors feel it is important to keep up to date with new technological developments; (4) seniors did not perceive assistive robots to be intrusive and considered it acceptable to have one in their bathrooms and bedrooms. These findings suggest that seniors are prepared to give assistive ro-bots a try if they perceive them as useful.},
  author       = {Frennert, Susanne and Östlund, Britt and Eftring, Håkan},
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  pages        = {128--138},
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  series       = {Social Robotics Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  title        = {Would Granny Let an Assistive Robot Into Her home},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34103-8_13},
  volume       = {Volume 7621},
  year         = {2012},
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