Evaluation of the acceptance of a socially assistive robot by older users within the project KSERA

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Werner, F.; Werner, K.; Oberzaucher, J. (CEIT Raltec, 2320 Schwechat, Österreich)

Within the FP7 project KSERA a biped robot was used within two main user trials as an embodied agent to support older people during daily life. This paper describes parts of the conducted trials involving 10 users in 32 test sessions to generate results regarding the technical validity and acceptance of the approach by evaluating approx. 20 hours of human robot interaction. Acceptance and technical issues were discovered and are described in the results section giving advice how to improve the acceptance in future prototypes and general limitations of the approach are discussed.