The use of UTAUT and Post Acceptance models to investigate the attitude towards a telepresence robot in an educational setting

HAN, Jeonghye and CONTI, Daniela (2020). The use of UTAUT and Post Acceptance models to investigate the attitude towards a telepresence robot in an educational setting. Robotics, 9 (2), p. 34.

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    Abstract

    (1) Background: In the last decade, various investigations into the field of robotics have created several opportunities for further innovation to be possible in student education. However, despite scientific evidence, there is still strong scepticism surrounding the use of robots in some social fields, such as personal care and education; (2) Methods: In this research, we present a new tool named: HANCON model that was developed merging and extending the constructs of two solid and proven models: the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) model to examine the factors that may influence the decision to use a telepresence robot as an instrument in educational practice, and the Post Acceptance Model to evaluate acceptability after the actual use of a telepresence robot. The new tool is implemented and used to study the acceptance of a Double telepresence robot by 112 pre-service teachers in an educational setting; (3) Results: The analysis of the experimental results predicts and demonstrate a positive attitude towards the use of telepresence robot in a school setting and confirm the applicability of the model in an educational context; (4) Conclusions: The constructs of the HANCON model could predict and explain the acceptance of social telepresence robots in social contexts.

    Item Type: Article
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/robotics9020034
    Page Range: p. 34
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 11 May 2020 11:38
    Last Modified: 13 May 2020 13:45
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/26289

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