How Users, Facility Managers, and Bystanders Perceive and Accept a Navigation Robot for Visually Impaired People in Public Buildings

Seita Kayukawa, Daisuke Sato, Masayuki Murata, Tatsuya Ishihara, Akihiro Kosugi, Hironobu Takagi, Shigeo Morishima, Chieko Asakawa

研究成果: Conference contribution

6 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

Autonomous navigation robots have a considerable potential to offer a new form of mobility aid to people with visual impairments. However, to deploy such robots in public buildings, it is imperative to receive acceptance from not only robot users but also people that use the buildings and managers of those facilities. Therefore, we conducted three studies to investigate the acceptance and concerns of our prototype robot, which looks like a regular suitcase. First, an online survey revealed that people could accept the robot navigating blind users. Second, in the interviews with facility managers, they were cautious about the robot's camera and the privacy of their customers. Finally, focus group sessions with legally blind participants who experienced the robot navigation revealed that the robot may cause trouble when it collides with those who may not be aware of the user's blindness. Still, many participants liked the design of the robot which assimilated into the surroundings.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルRO-MAN 2022 - 31st IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
ホスト出版物のサブタイトルSocial, Asocial, and Antisocial Robots
出版社Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ページ546-553
ページ数8
ISBN(電子版)9781728188591
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2022
イベント31st IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2022 - Napoli, Italy
継続期間: 2022 8月 292022 9月 2

出版物シリーズ

名前RO-MAN 2022 - 31st IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication: Social, Asocial, and Antisocial Robots

Conference

Conference31st IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2022
国/地域Italy
CityNapoli
Period22/8/2922/9/2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 人間とコンピュータの相互作用
  • 社会心理学
  • 通信
  • 人工知能
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用

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