Leading and following with a virtual trainer

Dennis Reidsma, Eike Dehling, H. van Welbergen, Jakob Zwiers, Antinus Nijholt

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    Abstract

    This paper describes experiments with a virtual fitness trainer capable of mutually coordinated interaction. The virtual human co-exercises along with the user, leading as well as following in tempo, to motivate the user and to influence the speed with which the user performs the exercises. In a series of three experiments (20 participants in total) we attempted to influence the users' performance by manipulating the (timing of the) exercise behavior of the virtual trainer. The results show that it is possible to do this implicitly, using only micro adjustments to its bodily behavior. As such, the system is a rst step in the direction of mutually coordinated bodily interaction for virtual humans.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Whole Body Interaction in Games and Entertainment
    EditorsD. England, A. El Rhalibi, A.D. Cheok
    Place of PublicationLiverpool
    PublisherUniversity of Liverpool
    Pages-
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)not assigned
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2011
    Event4th International Workshop on Whole Body Interaction in Games and Entertainment, Lisbon, portugal: Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Whole Body Interaction in Games and Entertainment - Liverpool
    Duration: 8 Nov 2011 → …

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    PublisherUniversity of Liverpool

    Conference

    Conference4th International Workshop on Whole Body Interaction in Games and Entertainment, Lisbon, portugal
    CityLiverpool
    Period8/11/11 → …

    Keywords

    • METIS-284978
    • Continuous Interaction
    • IR-79497
    • EWI-21203
    • Virtual Human
    • Embodied Conversational Agent
    • Coordinated Interaction
    • Virtual Trainer

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