How Robotic Products Become Social Products – Forlizzi

A new study from Carnegie Mellon University by Jodi Forlizzi “How Robotic Products Become Social Products: An Ethnographic Study of Robotic Products in the Home” states that “when simple social attributes are part of the design of robotic products and systems, people may adopt them more readily and find them less stigmatizing”.

In this study, six different families were given either a stick vacuum cleaner or a Roomba, and an ethnographic study was conducted.

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