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Domestic Robots for Individuals Living with Loneliness: A Long-Term In-Home Interaction Study Design

A growing area of human-robot interaction explores how robots, for example as companions, can be used to help people manage loneliness. However, we do not yet have research results indicating if people are ready to accept companion
robots in their daily lives, and thus if companion robots can actually be successful broadly in society. We present a novel long-term in-home interaction study design that will explore how people accept these robots in their homes and how the robots impact loneliness.

Rahatul A. Ananto, Geiskkovitch, D.Y., James E. Young. 2020. Domestic Robots for Individuals Living with Loneliness: A Long-Term In-Home Interaction Study Design. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI '20), Australia. ACM, 2 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3406499.3418749

Authors

James E.Young

James E.Young

Associate Professor