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Touch or Talk?: Comparing Social Robots and Tablet PCs for an Elderly Assistant Recommender System



in: Vienna, Austria Proceedings of the Companion of the 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2017)

Verlag: ACM

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3029798.3038419


This work is targeted towards the development of a recommender system that fosters the well-being of elderly people in their domestic environment. Since seniors can have a rather high barrier of using newer technologies, the interaction device utilized in such a system has to be selected carefully. This paper compares an anthropomorphic presentation of recommendations by a social robot with a graphical presentation on a tablet PC in terms of the perceived usability, the users' experience and the system's persuasion.