ACHI 2020, The Thirteenth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions. 2020, 199-208
This study illustrates the independent living elderly’s (≥65 years) views on robots. The data was documented through audio recordings of interviews, photos, and written logs. The analysis was done through qualitative manifest and latent content analysis. The results of the analysis were sorted into three categories: aging during the technological renaissance, domestic robots, and the elderly’s expectations of robots. The overall resulted theme was: integrating robots in the elderly’s everyday life. The results were discussed through the lenses of the Sense-of-Coherence (SOC) theoretical construct and its belonging elements: comprehensibility, manageability, and meaningfulness. The relevance of this paper contributes to giving an understanding of the domestic robots’ requirements specifications and the elderly’s expectation of human-robot interaction.