Older man interacting with a robot

A Mixed Method Investigation of Robot Social Characteristics, Trust, and Robot Acceptance

Robots are becoming pervasive throughout contemporary society, including the context of domestic activities. Even though people know that robots do not have human motivations or feelings, robots tend to naturally elicit socioemotional reactions from people; that is, people interact with, and often respond to, robots as authentic social actors. This study examines robot social characteristics/capabilities in the context of assisting with domestic tasks for older adults.  
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