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Mutual shaping in the design of socially assistive robots: A case study on social robots for therapy

Winkle, Katie; Caleb-Solly, Praminda; Turton, Ailie; Bremner, Paul

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Authors

Katie Winkle Katie.Winkle@uwe.ac.uk
Research Associate Responsible Robotics

Ailie Turton Ailie.Turton@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy



Abstract

This paper offers a case study in undertaking a mutual shaping approach to the design of socially assistive robots. We consider the use of social robots in therapy, and we present our results regarding this application, but the approach is generalisable. Our methodology combines elements of user-centered and participatory design with a focus on mutual learning. We present it in full alongside a more general guide for application to other areas. This approach led to valuable results concerning mutual shaping effects and societal factors regarding the use of such robots early in the design process. We also measured a significant shift in participant robot acceptance pre-/post-study, demonstrating that our approach led to the two-way sharing and shaping of knowledge, ideas and acceptance.

Citation

Winkle, K., Caleb-Solly, P., Turton, A., & Bremner, P. (2020). Mutual shaping in the design of socially assistive robots: A case study on social robots for therapy. International Journal of Social Robotics, 12, 847-866. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12369-019-00536-9

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 15, 2019
Online Publication Date Mar 7, 2019
Publication Date 2020
Deposit Date Mar 8, 2019
Publicly Available Date Sep 25, 2020
Journal International Journal of Social Robotics
Print ISSN 1875-4791
Electronic ISSN 1875-4805
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 12
Pages 847-866
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s12369-019-00536-9
Keywords muual shaping, participatory design, social robotics, human robot interaction, therapy, rehabilitation, coach
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/850990
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12369-019-00536-9

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