Features

XXIV.3 May + June 2017
Page: 48
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Remote robotic disability: Are we ready for robots?


Authors:
Claudia Rebola, Grace Eden

  Participation through a robot avatar has been described as a utopian future, but for people experiencing it in current social contexts it’s a whole different reality. Last May, at the CHI 2016 conference at the San Jose Convention Center, conference chairs made an effort to increase access: The chairs allowed for remote attendance using a commercially available telepresence product called Beams [1]. As part of the invitation to use the robots, participants agreed to take part in a user study with a researcher who studied their use at Ubicomp 2014 [2]. We are academics on separate continents, one in…




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