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This paper proposes a framework to study the adoption of collaborative robots (co-robots or cobots) as an innovation and their diffusion into the larger population. Collaborative robots are only starting to appear in our society, yet challenges such as fear and distrust may impede their further adoption. This paper discusses the foundational work necessary to understand collaborative robot adoption and the core elements to achieve ubiquitous diffusion, with a focus on human users and the communication processes.


This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of a paper presented at the 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2019) Workshop, Daegu, South Korea.





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