The Penguin – on the boundary between pet and machine: An ecological perspective on the design of assistive robots for elderly care

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Resumé

Following current demographical trends, the aging population has emerged as a main target group for the development of assistive robots [16]. In cur-rent studies, assistive robots are seen as assistants, butlers or companion pets [2, 5]. These roles seem to assume an anthropomorphic or zoomorphic meta-phor for the role of robots, acknowledging them intelligence and independ-ence in performing daily tasks. In this paper we wish to reflect on the roles that assistive robots could play in elderly care, building on results gathered from a research through design investigation that we conducted as part of the SMOOTH project. Our results suggest that the participants to our study seemed divided between understanding our robot as a tool but also as an in-telligent being capable of social interaction. Therefore, we propose that assis-tive robots might be playing an ambiguous, evolving role in between that of a tool with a specific purpose and an intelligent being, like a pet, not equal and unthreatening to their human counterparts.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
ForlagSpringer
Publikationsdatojul. 2019
StatusAccepteret/In press - 2019
BegivenhedHCI International 2019: The 21st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION - Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Orlando, USA
Varighed: 26 jul. 201931 jul. 2019
Konferencens nummer: 21
http://2019.hci.international/

Konference

KonferenceHCI International 2019
Nummer21
LokationWalt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
LandUSA
ByOrlando
Periode26/07/201931/07/2019
Internetadresse
NavnLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN0302-9743

Emneord

  • Assistive robots
  • ecology
  • elderly care
  • anthropomorphism
  • successfull aging

Citer dette

Marchetti, E., Juel, W. K., Langedijk, R. M., Bodenhagen, L., & Krüger, N. (Accepteret/In press). The Penguin – on the boundary between pet and machine: An ecological perspective on the design of assistive robots for elderly care. I Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science
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The Penguin – on the boundary between pet and machine : An ecological perspective on the design of assistive robots for elderly care. / Marchetti, Emanuela; Juel, William Kristian; Langedijk, Rosalyn M.; Bodenhagen, Leon; Krüger, Norbert.

Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Springer, 2019.

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Marchetti E, Juel WK, Langedijk RM, Bodenhagen L, Krüger N. The Penguin – on the boundary between pet and machine: An ecological perspective on the design of assistive robots for elderly care. I Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Springer. 2019. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).