What Older Adults would Like a robot to Do in Their Homes – First results from a User Study in the Homes of Users

Conference: ISR 2016 - 47st International Symposium on Robotics
06/21/2016 - 06/22/2016 at München, Germany

Proceedings: ISR 2016

Pages: 7Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Vincze, Markus; Fischinger, David; Bajones, Markus; Wolf, Daniel; Suchi, Markus; Lammer, Lara; Weiss, Astrid (Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria)
Pripfl, Juergen; Koertner, Tobias; Gisinger, Christoph (Akademie für Altersforschung, Vienna, Austria)

The paper presents a first analysis of user trials where for the first time a service robot was set free in the home of users. Users were provided with basic robot functionalities such as navigation, grasping objects from the floor, a series of entertainment functions such as listening to radio or books, a physical fitness application, and communication functions. Users could freely select what to do and have been questioned on what functionality would help them to stay longer at home and live independently.