Customizing Social Assistant Robots - Concepting Functionalities and Aesthetics

Siiri Paananen, Emma Eckhoff , Jonna Häkkilä, Aino Ahtinen, Kaisa Väänänen

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In this paper, we discuss customizing of social robots, including personal assistant robots, focusing on aesthetics and functionalities. The results of a robot co-design workshop related to customizing social robots are presented. The proposed customization examples include items such as clothes, accessories and different visuals and sounds for various scenarios and tasks, including home and remote work settings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Mensch und Computer 2022
PublisherGesellschaft für Informatik
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoEC publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
EventMensch und Computer 2022 - Technical University of Darmstadt, Darmstad, Germany
Duration: 4 Sept 20227 Sept 2022


ConferenceMensch und Computer 2022
Internet address


  • robots
  • co-design
  • wearables
  • customization
  • social robots

Field of science

  • Computer and information sciences


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