Robotic Rabbit Companions: Amusing or a Nuisance?
In: J Multimodal User Interfaces (2012) 5:53–59
7 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2017
Date Written: January 5, 2012
Most of the studies in human-robot interaction involve controlled experiments in a laboratory and only a limited number of studies have put robotic companions into people’s home. Introducing robots into a real-life environment does not only pose many technical challenges but also raises several methodological issues. And even though there might be a gain in ecological validity of the findings, there are other drawbacks that limit the validity of the results. In this paper we reflect on some of these issues based on the experience we gained in the SERA project where a robotic companion was put in the homes of a few people for ten days. We try to draw some general lessons from this experience.
Keywords: Social Robotics, Field Study
JEL Classification: C93, D19, O35
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