Older adults' reactions to a robot's appearance in the context of home use

Akanksha Prakash, Charles C. Kemp, Wendy A. Rogers

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Abstract

Robots are being designed to assist older adults in their homes. However, we lack a clear understanding of the aspects of robot appearance older adults pay attention to and consider important for accepting a robot in their homes. The goal of this study was to systematically assess older adults' reactions to a specific robot's appearance in the context of home use. Independent living older adults interacted with the PR2 and were interviewed about its appearance. In general, there was expectation for a small sized robot that fits with the home and is easy to control. There was variability for desired human-likeness, although some human-like characteristics might be acceptable to most.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHRI 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages268-269
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781450326582
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event9th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2014 - Bielefeld, Germany
Duration: Mar 3 2014Mar 6 2014

Publication series

NameACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
ISSN (Electronic)2167-2148

Other

Other9th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2014
CountryGermany
CityBielefeld
Period3/3/143/6/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Prakash, A., Kemp, C. C., & Rogers, W. A. (2014). Older adults' reactions to a robot's appearance in the context of home use. In HRI 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 268-269). (ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1145/2559636.2559790