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dc.contributor.authorWhelan, Sally
dc.contributor.authorCasey, Dympna
dc.identifier.citationWhelan, Sally, & Casey, Dympna. (2021). Examining social robot acceptability for older adults and people with dementia. In Collaborative and Humanoid Robots: IntechOpen, doi:10.5772/intechopen.98365en_IE
dc.description.abstractSocial robots that aim to support the independence and wellbeing of older adults and people with dementia are being introduced into dementia care settings. However, the acceptability of robots varies greatly between people and the rate that robots are deployed into practice is currently low. This chapter defines robot acceptability and provides an overview of theoretical technology acceptance models. It reviews the empirical literature and identifies the individual and contextual factors that impact acceptability in relation to the needs of older adults and people with dementia, focusing on what potential robot users need to motivate them to accept robots into their everyday lives. Then the literature is discussed in the light of current discourses in gerontology, recommending what is needed to increase the acceptability of robots. The capacity of robots, to communicate in a human-like way needs to increase and robots need to be designed with in-depth end-user collaboration, to be person-centred and deployed in ways that enhance the strengths of people with dementia. Guidance for good practice in participatory design is provided. Longitudinal research that uses triangulated data from multiple sources. is recommended to identify the needs of individuals, significant others, and wider contextual factors.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Horizons 2020-the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) under grant agreement 643808 Project MARIO ‘Managing active and healthy aging with use of caring service robots’.en_IE
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dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
dc.subjectSocial Robotsen_IE
dc.subjectAlzheimer’s Diseaseen_IE
dc.subjectAssistive Technologyen_IE
dc.titleExamining social robot acceptability for older adults and people with dementiaen_IE
dc.typeBook chapteren_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedNot peer reviewed
dc.contributor.funderHorizon 2020en_IE
dc.local.contactSally Whelan. Email:
dcterms.projectinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020::RIA/643808/EU/Managing active and healthy aging with use of caring service robots/MARIOen_IE

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