Maintaining learning motivation of older people by combining household appliance with a communication robot

Hirotaka Osawa, Jarrod Orszulak, Kathryn M. Godfrey, Joseph F. Coughlin

研究成果: Conference contribution

9 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

Today's household appliances are quickly increasing their features and functions. These new technologies require innovative training methods to maintain learning motivation especially with older users, because they may need more time to learn. Conventional manuals are insufficient to maintain motivation in this population. Previously studied assistive communication robots also have difficulty explaining a second device because their strong presence distracts the user from the device during explanation. We propose an anthropomorphized learning method that sustains older people's motivations to learn new technologies. Our method creates an anthropomorphized household appliance using robot eyes and arms. This method assists the learning process using human expressions. These human-like expressions attract users during training and maintain learning motivation. Our system uses three forms of anthropomorphization: pointing, directive motion, and emotion. We designed and implemented both hardware and software and evaluated the method by training older people to learn a vacuum's features. Our method increased older people's emotional status by an average of 2.53 points compared with the manual learning that decreased emotional status by -.53. This increased emotional status suggests that our system could maintain older users' motivation more effectively compared with traditional manual methods.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルIEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Conference Proceedings
ページ5310-5316
ページ数7
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2010
イベント23rd IEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
継続期間: 2010 10月 182010 10月 22

出版物シリーズ

名前IEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Conference Proceedings

Other

Other23rd IEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010
国/地域Taiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period10/10/1810/10/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 人工知能
  • 人間とコンピュータの相互作用
  • 制御およびシステム工学

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