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Old Adults and Robots

Frennert, Susanne LU (2012) NordiChi Workshop Elderly
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What happens if you put assistive robots in the hands of old adults? Will they accept or reject the robot? If they accept the robot, in which ways will the robot change the everyday lives of old adults?

Old adults have a lifetime of experience technological changes. Seniors have adopted as well as rejected new technological advances in the past. If domestic assistive robots are adopted and adapted by seniors, then these robots will affect and will be affected by the social interaction they meditate. In order to understand how robots might support seniors in the future an understanding of the meaning of domestic assistive robots in their social context is essential. The primary research goal of the PhD project is... (More)
Abstract

What happens if you put assistive robots in the hands of old adults? Will they accept or reject the robot? If they accept the robot, in which ways will the robot change the everyday lives of old adults?

Old adults have a lifetime of experience technological changes. Seniors have adopted as well as rejected new technological advances in the past. If domestic assistive robots are adopted and adapted by seniors, then these robots will affect and will be affected by the social interaction they meditate. In order to understand how robots might support seniors in the future an understanding of the meaning of domestic assistive robots in their social context is essential. The primary research goal of the PhD project is to examine the ways in which robots can take on social meaning in the lives of old adults. (Less)
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Position paper, workshop, elderly, everyday practice, assistive robots
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NordiChi Workshop Elderly
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  abstract     = {Abstract<br/><br>
What happens if you put assistive robots in the hands of old adults? Will they accept or reject the robot? If they accept the robot, in which ways will the robot change the everyday lives of old adults?<br/><br>
Old adults have a lifetime of experience technological changes. Seniors have adopted as well as rejected new technological advances in the past. If domestic assistive robots are adopted and adapted by seniors, then these robots will affect and will be affected by the social interaction they meditate. In order to understand how robots might support seniors in the future an understanding of the meaning of domestic assistive robots in their social context is essential. The primary research goal of the PhD project is to examine the ways in which robots can take on social meaning in the lives of old adults.},
  author       = {Frennert, Susanne},
  keyword      = {Position paper,workshop,elderly,everyday practice,assistive robots},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {3},
  title        = {Old Adults and Robots},
  year         = {2012},
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