Video Stimulus: Gender & Agency of an In-Home SAR for Exercise

These videos portray the Pepper robot as an in-home socially assistive robot for supporting daily exercise. The scenario narrative was specifically designed to showcase how the robot might be deployed in a situation involving both formal and informal care, showcasing robot-caregiver and robot-care recipient interactions. These interactions further referenced the care receiver’s therapist as being the (known) healthcare professional who had actually prescribed the care receiver’s exercises. These videos resulted from (then PhD student) Laura Moradbakhti's visit to Uppsala Spring 2022.

We created four versions of the above narrative, varying robot agency (high versus low) and robot gendering (male versus female). The high agency female condition is show below:

Here you can find the low agency female, the high agency male and low agency male versions of the video.