Psychometric evaluation supported by a social robot: personality factors and technology acceptance

ROSSI, Silvia, SANTANGELO, Gabriella, STAFFA, Mariacarla, VARRASI, Simone, CONTI, Daniela and DI NUOVO, Alessandro (2018). Psychometric evaluation supported by a social robot: personality factors and technology acceptance. In: 2018 27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN). IEEE.

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Robotic psychological assessment is a novel field of research that explores social robots as psychometric tools for providing quick and reliable screening exams. In this study, we involved elderly participants to compare the prototype of a robotic cognitive test with a traditional paper-and-pencil psychometric tool. Moreover, we explored the influence of personality factors and technology acceptance on the testing. Results demonstrate the validity of the robotic assessment conducted under professional supervision. Additionally, results show the positive influence of Openness to experience on the interaction with robot's interfaces, and that some factors influencing technology acceptance, such as Anxiety, Trust, and Intention to use, correlate with the performance in the psychometric tests. Technical feasibility and user acceptance of the robotic platform are also discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Electronic ISSN: 1944-9437 Print on Demand(PoD) ISSN: 1944-9445
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SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
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Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2018 13:05
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