The young and the vulnerable? Perceived negative effects of robots on youngsters prevent older adults from adopting companion robots

T. Franklin Waddell, Eun Hwa Jung, S. Shyam Sundar

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Abstract

An exploratory survey (N = 640) reveals that senior citizens view robots as having more negative effects on younger people than themselves. This "third-person effect" is related to decreased intention to use companion robots. These initial findings hold theoretical, practical and methodological implications for HCI research, by showing that older users may inhibit their own adoption of robotics if they believe robots will have a negative effect on others.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2014
Subtitle of host publicationOne of a ChiNd - Extended Abstracts, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages1981-1986
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781450324748
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2014 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Apr 26 2014May 1 2014

Other

Other32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2014
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period4/26/145/1/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Waddell, T. F., Jung, E. H., & Sundar, S. S. (2014). The young and the vulnerable? Perceived negative effects of robots on youngsters prevent older adults from adopting companion robots. In CHI EA 2014: One of a ChiNd - Extended Abstracts, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1981-1986). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2559206.2581349