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Categorization of Employees’ Fears about Working with Physical Robots (2023)


Salo, M., Makkonen, M., & Pirkkalainen, H. (2023). Categorization of Employees’ Fears about Working with Physical Robots. In 2023 IEEE-RAS 22nd International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids). IEEE. IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots. https://doi.org/10.1109/Humanoids57100.2023.10375187


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All authors or editorsSalo, Markus; Makkonen, Markus; Pirkkalainen, Henri

Parent publication2023 IEEE-RAS 22nd International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids)

Place and date of conferenceAustin, USA12.-14.12.2023

ISBN979-8-3503-0328-5

eISBN979-8-3503-0327-8

Journal or seriesIEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots

ISSN2164-0572

eISSN2164-0580

Publication year2023

Publication date01/01/2024

PublisherIEEE

Publication countryUnited States

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1109/Humanoids57100.2023.10375187

Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/92681


Abstract

The integration of physical robots into workplaces to work alongside humans is becoming more common. In
addition to its benefits, working with robots also has negative consequences, such as fear. Fear is a powerful influencer of human thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors. However, prior research has not provided a comprehensive categorization of employees’ various fears about working with robots or studied the fears of employees who have actual experience of working with robots. Hence, we aimed to address these research gaps by collecting employees’ descriptions of their fears using aqualitative questionnaire. Based on an analysis of 391 responses, we introduce a comprehensive categorization of employees’ fears about working with robots. Our study contributes to prior research by identifying and explaining various fears about working with robots: job loss and role changes, additional work and costs, identity and self-development, humanity, ethics and decision-making, safety, unreliability, war and weapons, and robot takeover.


Keywordsrobotsautomationworking lifeemployeesfear (emotions)threat perceptions


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Reporting Year2023

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