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What older people expect of robots: A mixed methods approach
Department of Design Sciences, Lund University.
Department of Design Sciences, Lund University.
Department of Design Sciences, Lund University.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0563-3635
2013 (English)In: Social Robotics: 5th International Conference, ICSR 2013, Bristol, UK, October 27-29, 2013, Proceedings / [ed] Herrmann et al., 2013, 19-29 p.Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper focuses on how older people in Sweden imagine the potential role of robots in their lives. The data collection involved mixed methods, including focus groups, a workshop, a questionnaire and interviews. The findings obtained and lessons learnt from one method fed into another. In total, 88 older people were involved. The results indicate that the expectations and preconceptions about robots are multi-dimensional and ambivalent. Ambivalence can been seen in the tension between the benefits of having a robot looking after the older people, helping with or carrying out tasks they no longer are able to do, and the parallel attitudes, resilience and relational inequalities that accompany these benefits. The participants perceived that having a robot might be "good for others but not themselves", "good as a machine not a friend" while their relatives and informal caregivers perceived a robot as "not for my relative but for other older people". 

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2013. 19-29 p.
Series
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743 ; 8239
Keyword [en]
Expectations, Mixed methods, Older people, Preconceptions, Robots, Data collection, Focus groups, Informal caregivers, Mixed method, Relational inequalities, Robotics
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Computer and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:rkh:diva-976DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-02675-6_3ISBN: 9783319026749 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:rkh-976DiVA: diva2:743223
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5th International Conference, ICSR 2013, Bristol, UK, October 27-29, 2013
Available from: 2014-09-03 Created: 2014-09-02 Last updated: 2015-03-17Bibliographically approved

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