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 current studies, assistive robots are seen as assistants, butlers or companion pets [2, 5]. These roles seem to assume an anthropomorphic or zoomorphic metaphor for the role of robots, acknowledging them intelligence and independence 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 (Seamless huMan-robot interactiOn fOr THe support of elderly people: www.smooth-robot.dk (Last seen 15/02/2019)) project. Our results suggest that the participants to our study seemed divided between understanding our robot as a tool but also as an intelligent being capable of social interaction. Therefore, we propose that assistive 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
TitelHuman Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Social Media, Games and Assistive Environments. HCII 2019
RedaktørerGavriel Salvendy, Jia Zhou
Vol/bindPart II
ForlagSpringer
Publikationsdatojul. 2019
Sider425-443
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-030-22014-3
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-030-22015-0
DOI
StatusUdgivet - jul. 2019
Begivenhed5th International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population - Orlando, USA
Varighed: 26. jul. 201931. jul. 2019
Konferencens nummer: 5

Konference

Konference5th International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population
Nummer5
LandUSA
ByOrlando
Periode26/07/201931/07/2019
NavnLecture Notes in Computer Science
Vol/bind11593
ISSN0302-9743

Fingeraftryk

Robots
Human robot interaction
Aging of materials

Emneord

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

Citer dette

Marchetti, E., Juel, W. K., Langedijk, R. M., Bodenhagen, L., & Krüger, N. (2019). The Penguin – on the boundary between pet and machine: An ecological perspective on the design of assistive robots for elderly care. I G. Salvendy, & J. Zhou (red.), Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Social Media, Games and Assistive Environments. HCII 2019 (Bind Part II, s. 425-443). Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Bind. 11593 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22015-0_34
Marchetti, Emanuela ; Juel, William Kristian ; Langedijk, Rosalyn M. ; Bodenhagen, Leon ; Krüger, Norbert. / The Penguin – on the boundary between pet and machine : An ecological perspective on the design of assistive robots for elderly care. Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Social Media, Games and Assistive Environments. HCII 2019. red. / Gavriel Salvendy ; Jia Zhou. Bind Part II Springer, 2019. s. 425-443 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Bind 11593).
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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.

Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Social Media, Games and Assistive Environments. HCII 2019. red. / Gavriel Salvendy; Jia Zhou. Bind Part II Springer, 2019. s. 425-443 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Bind 11593).

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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 Salvendy G, Zhou J, red., Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Social Media, Games and Assistive Environments. HCII 2019. Bind Part II. Springer. 2019. s. 425-443. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Bind 11593). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22015-0_34