Attitudinal and intentional acceptance of domestic robots by younger and older adults

Neta Ezer, Arthur D. Fisk, Wendy A. Rogers

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Abstract

A study was conducted to examine the expectations that younger and older individuals have about domestic robots and how these expectations relate to robot acceptance. In a questionnaire participants were asked to imagine a robot in their home and to indicate how much items representing technology, social partner, and teammate acceptance matched their robot. There were additional questions about how useful and easy to use they thought their robot would be. The dependent variables were attitudinal and intentional acceptance. The analysis of the responses of 117 older adults (aged 65-86) and 60 younger adults (aged 18-25) indicated that individuals thought of robots foremost as performance-directed machines, less so as social devices, and least as unproductive entities. The robustness of the Technology Acceptance Model to robot acceptance was supported. Technology experience accounted for the variance in robot acceptance due to age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUniversal Access in Human-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationIntelligent and Ubiquitous Interaction Environments - 5th International Conference, UAHCI 2009 - Held as Part of HCI International 2009, Proceedings
Pages39-48
Number of pages10
EditionPART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 28 2009
Event5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2009. Held as Part of HCI International 2009 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 19 2009Jul 24 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume5615 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2009. Held as Part of HCI International 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period7/19/097/24/09

Keywords

  • Domestic Robots
  • Older Adults
  • Technology Acceptance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Ezer, N., Fisk, A. D., & Rogers, W. A. (2009). Attitudinal and intentional acceptance of domestic robots by younger and older adults. In Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction: Intelligent and Ubiquitous Interaction Environments - 5th International Conference, UAHCI 2009 - Held as Part of HCI International 2009, Proceedings (PART 2 ed., pp. 39-48). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5615 LNCS, No. PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-02710-9_5