• Domestic robot ecology - an initial framework to unpack long-term acceptance of robots at home 

      Sung, Ja-Young; Grinter, Rebecca E.; Christensen, Henrik (Georgia Institute of TechnologySpringer, 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 ...
    • Housewives or technophiles?: understanding domestic robot owners 

      Sung, Ja-Young; Grinter, Rebecca E.; Christensen, Henrik; Guo, Lan (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAssociation for Computing Machinery, 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, ...
    • Pimp my Roomba: designing for personalization 

      Sung, Ja-Young; Grinter, Rebecca E.; Christensen, Henrik (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAssociation for Computing Machinery, 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 [3] theory of personalization that argues that personalization does not only ...
    • Robots in the Wild: Understanding Long-term Use 

      Sung, Ja-Young; Christensen, Henrik I.; Grinter, Rebecca E. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAssociation for Computing Machinery, 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 ...
    • Sketching the future: Assessing user needs for domestic robots 

      Sung, Ja-Young; Grinter, Rebecca E.; Christensen, Henrik I. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 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 ...