Publication Type : Conference Paper
Thematic Areas : Computer&Human interaction
Publisher : IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication.
Source : 2019 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), pp. 1-6. IEEE, 2019.
Campus : Amritapuri
School : Center for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment, Department of Social Work
Center : Ammachi labs, Center for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment
Department : Social Work
Year : 2019
Abstract : The work presented in this paper reports the influence of a social robot on hand washing behaviour on school children in rural India with a significant presence of indigenous tribes. We describe the design choices of our social robot to cater the requirements of the intervention. The custom built wall mounted social robot encouraged 100 children to wash their hand at appropriate time (before meal and after toilet) using the correct handwashing technique via a poster on a wall. The results indicate that the intervention using the robot was found to be effective (40% rise) at increasing levels of hand washing with soap and with a better handwashing technique in ecologically valid settings.
Cite this Research Publication : A. Deshmukh, ,, Unnikrishnan, R., Ramesh, S., Anitha, P., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Influencing hand-washing behaviour with a social robot: Hri study with school children in rural india.”, in 2019 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), pp. 1-6. IEEE, 2019.