Investigating User’s Preference for Anthropomorphism of a Social Robot Trainer in Physical Rehabilitation

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Developments in social robotics raise the prospect of robots coaching and interacting with patient during rehabilitation training assuming a role of a trainer. This raises questions regarding the acceptance of robots in this role and more specifically, to what extent the robot should be anthropomorphic. This paper presents the results of an online experiment designed to evaluate the user acceptance of Socially Assistive Robots (SARs) as rehabilitation trainers, and the effect of anthropomorphism on this matter. User attitudes were surveyed with regards to variations of the robot’s anthropomorphism as a rehabilitation trainer. The results show that 1) participants are accepting towards SAR-assisted rehabilitation therapies, 2) higher anthropomorphism is generally preferred but does not affect patient’s acceptance towards such therapy and technology. Qualitative data brings insight to patient technology acceptance, needs for rehabilitation training and the effect of anthropomorphism.

Originele taal-2Engels
TitelBiomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - 12th International Joint Conference, BIOSTEC 2019, Revised Selected Papers
RedacteurenAna Roque, Hugo Gamboa, Arkadiusz Tomczyk, Elisabetta De Maria, Felix Putze, Roman Moucek, Ana Fred
UitgeverijSpringer
Pagina's381-394
Aantal pagina's14
ISBN van geprinte versie9783030469696
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 1 jan 2020
Evenement12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2019 - Prague, Tsjechië
Duur: 22 feb 201924 feb 2019

Publicatie series

NaamCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1211 CCIS
ISSN van geprinte versie1865-0929
ISSN van elektronische versie1865-0937

Congres

Congres12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2019
Land/RegioTsjechië
StadPrague
Periode22/02/1924/02/19

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