Robots in the wild: Understanding long-term use

  title={Robots in the wild: Understanding long-term use},
  author={Ja-Young Sung and Henrik I. Christensen and Rebecca E. Grinter},
  journal={2009 4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)},
It has long been recognized that novelty effects exist in the interaction with technologies. Despite this recognition, we still know little about the novelty effects associated with domestic robotic appliances and more importantly, what occurs after the novelty wears off. To address this gap, we undertook a longitudinal field study with 30 households to which we gave Roomba vacuuming robots and then observed use over six months. During this study, which spans over 149 home visits, we… CONTINUE READING
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