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Housewives or technophiles?: understanding domestic robot owners
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
Despite the growing body of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) research focused on domestic robots, surprisingly little is known about the demographic profile of robot owners and their influence on usage patterns. In this paper, ...
Domestic robot ecology - an initial framework to unpack long-term acceptance of robots at home
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010)
It has been recognized that long-term effects exist in the interaction with robotic technologies. Despite this recognition, we still know little about how the temporal effects are associated with domestic robots. To bridge ...
Pimp my Roomba: designing for personalization
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-04)
We present a study of how householders personalize their domestic vacuuming robot, iRobot's Roomba". In particular, we build on Blom and Monk's  theory of personalization that argues that personalization does not only ...
My roomba is rambo: Intimate home appliances
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-09)
Robots have entered our domestic lives, but yet, little is known about their impact on the home. This paper takes steps towards addressing this omission, by reporting results from an empirical study of iRobot’s Roomba™, a ...
Sketching the future: Assessing user needs for domestic robots
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-09)
In this paper, we discuss a user-centered vision of future domestic robots based on 48 householders' depiction of their ideal home robots. Through users' creative responses, we aim to identify domestic tasks desired for ...
Robots in the Wild: Understanding Long-term Use
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-03)
It has long been recognized that novelty effects exist in the interaction with technologies. Despite this recognition, we still know little about the novelty effects associated with domestic robotic appliances and more ...