Journal of Robotics / 2018 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

A Social Robot, “Dali,” for Aging in Place Technology

Table 2

Collected pros and cons of robotic photography in terms of its social effect.


(i) Documentation of a daily life is much easier
(ii) People could see how their image develops. Also, people could see the difference in how they look with different routines. Such as they may look full of color one day because they ate a nutritious breakfast that morning, while another day they could look pale because they skipped breakfast.
(iii) By watching a person day by day, we can study the aging effect on users and their daily life’s and how it affects aging.
(iv) Automatic photographing and posting on social network allows users concentrate on their work without worrying too much about reminding themselves to do social networking.
(v) You see yourself evolve and share with everyone
(vi) A memory in time is documented. Also, updating of people’s daily life, especially about what you’re doing each day help family in a close loop.
(vii) You can have your pictures of you instead of having someone take it for you


(i) Privacy issue due to some unwanted photographing and sharing.
(ii) If the picture is unexpected then the picture quality is not always the best.
(iii) You may not want pictures to be taken.
(iv) You have to be ready for the picture when the robot beeps for a good quality photographing, unless you want to share natural pose of you.

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