Accession Number:

ADA273985

Title:

The Television as Robot Servant

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA ROBOTICS INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Television and computing have an interesting intersection in the topic of how to put computer software into the television infrastructure. It is widely recognized that the result is a home information appliance. However, despite previous commercial experimentation, such an appliance has not emerged as successful. Perhaps there is only a deficiency in properly conceptualizing the appliance. In keeping with this theme, this paper presents a theory of why people value information. Using this theory as a design aid in the creation of future home information appliances should improve their chances of commercial success.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE