Analysis of elderly users’ preferences and expectations on service robot’s personality, appearance and interaction

Styliani Kleanthous, Christophoros Christophorou, Christiana Tsiourti, Carina Dantas, Rachelle Wintjens, George Samaras, Eleni Christodoulou

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    Abstract

    Fortunately, improvements in welfare and medical care will allow life expectancy in Europe’s population to increase by the year 2050. However, it is not always the case that living longer implies a healthier, more active and independent life. In this context, technologies and products that will act as assistive companions to elderly, who are living alone at their home, are attracting a growing interest from both a research and commercial perspective. Literature reports contradictory results on the preferences of elderly towards assistive technologies and more specifically, service robots. In this paper, we are called to present an empirical study, conducted in the scope of an EU – Horizon 2020 project, in order to explore people’s perceptions, attitudes and requirements towards the idea of a future service robot for the home.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHuman Aspects of IT for the Aged Population
    Subtitle of host publicationHealthy and Active Aging - 2nd International Conference, ITAP 2016 and Held as Part of HCI International 2016, Proceedings
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Pages35-44
    Number of pages10
    Volume9755
    ISBN (Print)9783319399485
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event2nd International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2016 and held as a part of 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016 - Toronto, Canada
    Duration: 17 Jul 201622 Jul 2016

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume9755
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Other

    Other2nd International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2016 and held as a part of 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016
    Country/TerritoryCanada
    CityToronto
    Period17/07/1622/07/16

    Keywords

    • Aging well
    • Service robots
    • User-centred requirements analysis

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