Studying robots outside the lab: HRI as ethnography

Bidragets oversatte titel: Udforskning af robotter uden for laboratoriet: HRI som etnografi

Lasse Blond

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Abstrakt

As more and more robots enter our social world, there is a strong need for further field studies of human-robot interaction. Based on a two-year ethnographic study of the implementation of a South Korean socially assistive robot in Danish elderly care, this paper argues that empirical and ethnographic studies will enhance the understanding of the adaptation of robots in real-life settings. Furthermore, the paper emphasizes how users and the context of use matters to this adaptation, as it is shown that roboticists are unable to control how their designs are implemented and how the sociality of social robots is inscribed by its users in practice.
This paper can be seen as a contribution to long-term studies of HRI. It presents the challenges of robot adaptation in practice and discusses the limitations of the present conceptual understanding of human-robot relations. The ethnographic data presented herein encourage a move away from static and linear descriptions of the implementation process toward more contextual and relational accounts of HRI.
Bidragets oversatte titelUdforskning af robotter uden for laboratoriet: HRI som etnografi
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftPaladyn: Journal of Behavioral Robotics
Vol/bind10
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)117-127
Antal sider10
ISSN2080-9778
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 5 mar. 2019
BegivenhedHRI'18 : The 13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction - McCormick Place , Chicago, USA
Varighed: 5 mar. 20188 mar. 2018
Konferencens nummer: 13
http://humanrobotinteraction.org/2018/

Konference

KonferenceHRI'18
Nummer13
LokationMcCormick Place
Land/OmrådeUSA
ByChicago
Periode05/03/201808/03/2018
Internetadresse

Emneord

  • human-robot interaction (HRI)
  • social robots
  • long-term interaction
  • robots in the wild
  • ethnography
  • Technology Transfer
  • technology studies

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