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A theoretical framework for the development of "needy" socially assistive robots

Jones, Nathan, Loizides, Fernando ORCID: and Jones, Kathryn 2023. A theoretical framework for the development of "needy" socially assistive robots. Presented at: INTERACT 2023 19th IFIP TC13 International Conference, 28 August – 1 September 2023. Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2023. Lecture Notes in Computer Science , vol.14145 Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 10.1007/978-3-031-42293-5_42

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We suggest a theoretical framework for the design and development of a “needy" socially assistive robot (SAR) for the elderly. Our hypothesis is that a needy SAR will be more readily accepted by those that require them and would result in overall more positive care outcomes when compared to a non needy alternative. This is supported by existing works which indicate traits that can be considered needy are viewed favourably when correctly integrated. We provide guidance on the key design considerations that should be made in order to implement these traits successfully into a SAR. Using this newly created framework we will subsequently proceed to evaluate the effectiveness of integrating a SAR with these traits in a real-world scenario.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 978-3-031-42292-8
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 August 2023
Date of Acceptance: 28 May 2023
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2023 15:00

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