Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Spring 2017


Ramin Neshati

Course Title

Decision Making

Course Number

ETM 530/630


As robots start reshaping our world, we see more and more smart devices doing humankind’s bidding in every area of our daily lives. One of the emerging technologies in this area is smart vacuum cleaners which add value to the life of masses by providing convenience and reducing the time spent on daily chores. The level of convenience provided, plays a significant role in the adoption decision of these products, however there is little to no information on factors playing significant role in people’s adoption decision. The aim of this research is to highlight the important perspectives and their underlying criteria regarding adoption of smart vacuum cleaners for the US home users using HDM. By combining responses of more than 20 experts from the perspective of home users, a model for evaluating smart vacuum cleaners based on the perspectives and their criteria weights of US home users is developed, regardless of the alternatives present in the market. The comparison of alternative products in the market is left out of scope of this research as it is dependent on era and market availability. Products available can be scored at any time and for any market, according to the weighted factors as the result of this research. Additionally, as a global market, the prioritization of decision making criteria may be different for other locations or cultures, for which a new round of evaluation for the factors may be required for future research.


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