Studying Socially Assistive Robots in Their Organizational Context: Studies with PARO in a Nursing Home

Wan Ling Chang, Selma Abanovi

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Abstract

We explore human-robot interaction (HRI) with socially assistive robots within a broader social context instead of one-on-one interaction. In this paper, we describe two in situ studies of the socially assistive robot PARO in a local nursing home-one in a controlled small group setting, and one in free-form interaction in a public space-as well as our future research agenda to facilitate socially situated exploration of assistive robotics in the wild. We particularly focus on how people and institutions scaffold successful HRI, and identify how social mediation, individual sensemaking, and other social factors affect the success of HRI.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHRI 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages227-228
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450333184
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Mar 2
Event10th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2015 - Portland, United States
Duration: 2015 Mar 22015 Mar 5

Publication series

NameACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
Volume02-05-March-2015
ISSN (Electronic)2167-2148

Conference

Conference10th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPortland
Period15-03-0215-03-05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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