TSES-R: An Extended Scale for Measuring Parental Expectations toward Robots for Children in Healthcare

Feiran Zhang, Frank Broz, Oriana Ferrari, Emilia Barakova

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Abstract

There is a growing interest in implementing robotics applications for children in healthcare to provide companionship, comfort, education, and therapy. Parental expectations regarding robotics for young children play a critical role in influencing its development and acceptance. However, parental expectations are widely overlooked in HRI. Therefore, a better understanding of what parents of young children expect the robot to do in health-related interactions with robots is needed. To achieve this, we adopted the Technology-Specific Expectation Scale (TSES) [2] and added three more dimensions (i.e., assistive role, social-emotional, and playful distraction) to gauge usersf expectations of robots in healthcare, resulting in TSES-R. This paper reports the development and reliability analysis of TSES-R. Furthermore, this paper presents the preliminary results collected from using the TSES-R with a sample of 31 families, which showcases how these outcomes could be helpful for future related studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHRI 2023 - Companion of the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages258-262
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-9970-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event18th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2023 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 13 Mar 202316 Mar 2023

Conference

Conference18th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2023
Country/TerritorySweden
CityStockholm
Period13/03/2316/03/23

Keywords

  • Child-robot interaction
  • expectations and acceptance
  • parents
  • robots in healthcare
  • TSES

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