LGBTIQ+ older adults (Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-Intersex-Queer+ others) are an underresearched community experiencing high rates of loneliness. The value sensitive design and use of social care robots provides an innovative advance toward equity for older LGBTIQ+ adults at risk of loneliness. Focusing on the LGBTIQ+ older adult and social care robot case study, values in motion design and value sensing robots are presented as solutions to the missing account of good care in value sensitive design. This constructivist study found that LGBTIQ+ connectivity and community, social connectedness, and no special attention in care are identified as key instrumental values for the older LGBTIQ+ community regarding social care robots.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocietal Challenges in the Smart Society
EditorsJorge P Borondo, Mario A Oliva, Kiyoshi Murata, Ana M Lara Palma
Place of PublicationLogroño, Spain
PublisherUniversidad de La Rioja
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9788409202737
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventETHICOMP 2020: 18th International Conference on the Ethical and Social Impacts of ICT - Online, Logrono, Spain
Duration: 15 Jun 202006 Jul 2020
https://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/libro?codigo=769585 (conference book series - Societal Challenges in the Smart Society)
https://www.unirioja.es/ethicomp/2020/assets/files/ETHICOMP%202020%20program.pdf (conference program)
https://www.unirioja.es/ethicomp/2020/assets/files/978-84-09-20272-0%20(PROCCEDINGS).pdf (Conference proceedings)

Publication series

NameETHICOMP Book Series


ConferenceETHICOMP 2020: 18th International Conference on the Ethical and Social Impacts of ICT
Abbreviated titleParadigm Shifts in ICT Ethics: Societal Challenges in the Smart Society
OtherThe ETHICOMP series of conferences fosters an international community of scholars and technologists, including computer professionals and business professionals from industry. Since 1995, conferences have been scheduled across Europe and Asia, with our main events coming approximately every 18 months. ETHICOMP considers computer ethics, conceived broadly, to include philosophical, professional, and practical aspects of the field.
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