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

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

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Authors

Katie Winkle

Praminda Caleb-Solly Praminda.Caleb-solly@uwe.ac.uk
Professor in Assistive Robotics and Intelligent Health Technologies

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 considerthe 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 itin full alongside a more general guide for application to other areas. This approach led to valuable results concerning mutualshaping effects and societal factors regarding the use of such robots early in the design process. We also measured a significantshift in participant robot acceptance pre-/post-study, demonstrating that our approach led to the two-way sharing and shapingof knowledge, ideas and acceptance.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal International Journal of Social Robotics
Print ISSN 1875-4791
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Institution Citation Winkle, K., Caleb-Solly, P., Turton, A., & Bremner, P. (in press). Mutual shaping in the design of socially assistive robots: A casestudy on social robots for therapy. International Journal of Social Robotics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12369-019-00536-9
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s12369-019-00536-9
Keywords muual shaping, participatory design, social robotics, human robot interaction, therapy, rehabilitation, coach
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12369-019-00536-9

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