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Care Workers Making Use of Robots: Results of a Three-Month Study on Human-Robot Interaction within a Care Home

May 2 @ 16:45 17:00 UTC -05:00

Research on social robots in care has often focused on either the care recipients or the technology itself, neglecting the care workers who, in and through their collaborative and coordinative practices, will need to work with the robots. To better understand these interactions with a social robot (Pepper), we undertook a 3 month long-term study within a care home to gain empirical insights into the way the robot was used. We observed how care workers learned to use the device, applied it to their daily work life, and encountered obstacles. Our findings show that the care workers used the robot regularly (1:07 hours/day) mostly in one-to-one interactions with residents. While the robot had a limited effect on reducing the workload of care workers, it had other positive effects, demonstrating the potential to enhance the quality of care.

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Date:
May 2
Time:
16:45 – 17:00 UTC -05:00
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Website:
https://programs.sigchi.org/chi/2022/program/content/72144

Authors

Felix Carros (Information Systems and New Media, University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany), Isabel Schwaninger (HCI Group, Faculty of Informatics, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria), Adrian Preussner (Information Systems and New Media, University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany), Dave Randall (Information Systems and New Media, University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany), Rainer Wieching (Information Systems and New Media, University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany), Geraldine Fitzpatrick (TU Wien, Vienna, Austria), Volker Wulf (Institute of Information Systems and New Media, Siegen, Germany)

Room: 386