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InterAttractive social robots : exploring the acceptance and attitude towards social robot design in an online scenario-based experiment.

Haak, L.A.M. van der (2020) InterAttractive social robots : exploring the acceptance and attitude towards social robot design in an online scenario-based experiment.

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Abstract:Researchers testify that design is an important determinant for the acceptance and attitude of social robots. However, only a few studies looked into the acceptance and attitude towards social robot design in different application domains. This study has two major purposes: (1) to explore the acceptance and attitude towards social robot design in different application domains, (2) to explore the requirements for social robots in different application domains. The study is conducted in the form of an online scenario-based experiment among over-50s. The participants were randomly assigned to one of the three conditions: (1) a social robot for companionship, (2) a social robot to monitor the health condition, and (3) a social robot offering assistance with simple tasks. Respondents indicated their requirements for a social robot by answering an open question. Furthermore, they rated the degree of autonomy they allow a robot to have and closeness between them and a robot in the given condition. Finally, the respondents rated their acceptance and attitude towards a human- like, animal-like and machine-like robot type in the given condition. The results indicate that different application domains ask for different needs and design considerations. The findings and implications help designers to better adapt social robot design in different application domains to the preferences of potential users in the future.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:05 communication studies
Programme:Communication Studies MSc (60713)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/83753
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