Improved robot attitudes and emotions at a retirement home after meeting a robot

  title={Improved robot attitudes and emotions at a retirement home after meeting a robot},
  author={Rebecca Q. Stafford and Elizabeth Broadbent and Chandimal Jayawardena and Ulrike Unger and I. Han Kuo and Aleksandar Igic and Richie Wong and Ngaire Kerse and Catherine I. Watson and Bruce A. MacDonald},
  journal={19th International Symposium in Robot and Human Interactive Communication},
This study investigated whether attitudes and emotions towards robots predicted acceptance of a healthcare robot in a retirement village population. Residents (n = 32) and staff (n = 21) at a retirement village interacted with a robot for approximately 30 minutes. Prior to meeting the robot, participants had their heart rate and blood pressure measured. The robot greeted the participants, assisted them in taking their vital signs, performed a hydration reminder, told a joke, played a music… CONTINUE READING
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