Companion robots for well-being: a review and relational framework

Andrea Ruggiero, Dominik Mahr, Gaby Odekerken-Schröder, Tiziana Russo Spena, Cristina Mele

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Abstract

Addressing the need for more comprehensive research on social and service robots, this chapter offers a systematic understanding of the realm of companion robots and their role in fostering well-being. An integrated framework is proposed that highlights the stimulus-organism-response process, resulting in five dimensions - interface (S), interaction (S), companionship (O), support (R) and well-being (R) - and 13 sub-dimensions. We present three illustrative cases - Vector, Joy For All and Miko - that provide additional details and arguments in relation to our integrative framework.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Handbook on Services Management
EditorsMark Davis
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Publication date05.08.2022
Pages309-330
ISBN (Print)9781800375642
ISBN (Electronic)9781800375659
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 05.08.2022
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Keywords

  • 512 Business and Management

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