Social acceptance of a teleoperated android

Field study on elderly's engagement with an embodied communication medium in Denmark

Ryuji Yamazaki Skov, Shuichi Nishio, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Marco Nørskov, Nobu Ishiguro, Giuseppe Balistreri

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Abstract

We explored the potential of teleoperated android robots, which are embodied telecommunication media with humanlike appearances, and how they affect people in the real world when they are employed to express a telepresence and a sense of 'being there'. In Denmark, our exploratory study focused on the social aspects of Telenoid, a teleoperated android, which might facilitate communication between senior citizens and Telenoid's operator. After applying it to the elderly in their homes, we found that the elderly assumed positive attitudes toward Telenoid, and their positivity and strong attachment to its huggable minimalistic human design were cross-culturally shared in Denmark and Japan. Contrary to the negative reactions by non-users in media reports, our result suggests that teleoperated androids can be accepted by the elderly as a kind of universal design medium for social inclusion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Robotics - 4th International Conference, ICSR 2012, Proceedings
Pages428-437
Number of pages10
Volume7621 LNAI
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2012 - Chengdu, China
Duration: 2012 Oct 292012 Oct 31

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7621 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other4th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2012
CountryChina
CityChengdu
Period12/10/2912/10/31

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Field Study
Social aspects
Communication
Universal Design
Telepresence
Telecommunication
Robots
Telecommunications
Japan
Positivity
Express
Inclusion
Robot
Operator
Engagement

Keywords

  • acceptability
  • android
  • communication
  • elderly care
  • embodiment
  • inclusion
  • minimal design
  • teleoperation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Yamazaki Skov, R., Nishio, S., Ishiguro, H., Nørskov, M., Ishiguro, N., & Balistreri, G. (2012). Social acceptance of a teleoperated android: Field study on elderly's engagement with an embodied communication medium in Denmark. In Social Robotics - 4th International Conference, ICSR 2012, Proceedings (Vol. 7621 LNAI, pp. 428-437). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7621 LNAI). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34103-8_43

Social acceptance of a teleoperated android : Field study on elderly's engagement with an embodied communication medium in Denmark. / Yamazaki Skov, Ryuji; Nishio, Shuichi; Ishiguro, Hiroshi; Nørskov, Marco; Ishiguro, Nobu; Balistreri, Giuseppe.

Social Robotics - 4th International Conference, ICSR 2012, Proceedings. Vol. 7621 LNAI 2012. p. 428-437 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7621 LNAI).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Yamazaki Skov, R, Nishio, S, Ishiguro, H, Nørskov, M, Ishiguro, N & Balistreri, G 2012, Social acceptance of a teleoperated android: Field study on elderly's engagement with an embodied communication medium in Denmark. in Social Robotics - 4th International Conference, ICSR 2012, Proceedings. vol. 7621 LNAI, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 7621 LNAI, pp. 428-437, 4th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2012, Chengdu, China, 12/10/29. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34103-8_43
Yamazaki Skov R, Nishio S, Ishiguro H, Nørskov M, Ishiguro N, Balistreri G. Social acceptance of a teleoperated android: Field study on elderly's engagement with an embodied communication medium in Denmark. In Social Robotics - 4th International Conference, ICSR 2012, Proceedings. Vol. 7621 LNAI. 2012. p. 428-437. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34103-8_43
Yamazaki Skov, Ryuji ; Nishio, Shuichi ; Ishiguro, Hiroshi ; Nørskov, Marco ; Ishiguro, Nobu ; Balistreri, Giuseppe. / Social acceptance of a teleoperated android : Field study on elderly's engagement with an embodied communication medium in Denmark. Social Robotics - 4th International Conference, ICSR 2012, Proceedings. Vol. 7621 LNAI 2012. pp. 428-437 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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