"My Roomba Is Rambo": Intimate Home Appliances

  title={"My Roomba Is Rambo": Intimate Home Appliances},
  author={Ja-Young Sung and Lan Guo and Rebecca E. Grinter and Henrik I. Christensen},
Robots have entered our domestic lives, but yet, little is known about their impact on the home. This paper takes steps towards addressing this omission, by reporting results from an empirical study of iRobot’s RoombaTM, a vacuuming robot. Our findings suggest that, by developing intimacy to the robot, our participants were able to derive increased pleasure… CONTINUE READING

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