Observing Touch from Video: The Influence of Social Cues on Pleasantness Perceptions

Christian Jacob Arendt Maria Willemse, Gijs Huisman, Merel Madeleine Jung, Johannes Bernardus Fransiscus van Erp, Dirk K.J. Heylen

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Abstract

In order to advance the understanding of affective touch perceptions, and in particular to inform the design of physical human-robot interactions, an online video study was conducted in which observed stroking touches were assessed on perceived pleasantness. Touches were applied at different velocities and either with a human hand, a robot hand, a mannequin hand, or a plastic tube. In line with earlier research, it was found that stroking touches with a velocity of ca. 3 cm/s were rated as most pleasant. Moreover, the subjective pleasantness scores suggest that the stimulus type interacts with the stroking velocity. The possible roles that social agency, expectations, and anthropomorphism may play in perceptions of pleasantness are discussed.
LanguageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Human Haptic Sensing and Touch Enabled Computer Applications, EuroHaptics 2016
EditorsFernando Bello, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, Yon Visell
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages196-205
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-42323-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2016
Event10th EuroHaptics Meeting 2016 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Jul 20167 Jul 2016
Conference number: 10

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Volume9775
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other10th EuroHaptics Meeting 2016
Abbreviated titleEuroHaptics
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period4/07/167/07/16

Keywords

  • EWI-27455
  • Video study
  • Top-down perception
  • METIS-320901
  • CT-Afferent fibers
  • Affective touch
  • Human Robot Interaction
  • IR-102925

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Willemse, C. J. A. M., Huisman, G., Jung, M. M., van Erp, J. B. F., & Heylen, D. K. J. (2016). Observing Touch from Video: The Influence of Social Cues on Pleasantness Perceptions. In F. Bello, H. Kajimoto, & Y. Visell (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Human Haptic Sensing and Touch Enabled Computer Applications, EuroHaptics 2016 (pp. 196-205). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 9775). London: Springer Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42324-1_20
Willemse, Christian Jacob Arendt Maria ; Huisman, Gijs ; Jung, Merel Madeleine ; van Erp, Johannes Bernardus Fransiscus ; Heylen, Dirk K.J./ Observing Touch from Video: The Influence of Social Cues on Pleasantness Perceptions. Proceedings of the International Conference on Human Haptic Sensing and Touch Enabled Computer Applications, EuroHaptics 2016. editor / Fernando Bello ; Hiroyuki Kajimoto ; Yon Visell. London : Springer Verlag, 2016. pp. 196-205 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).
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Willemse, CJAM, Huisman, G, Jung, MM, van Erp, JBF & Heylen, DKJ 2016, Observing Touch from Video: The Influence of Social Cues on Pleasantness Perceptions. in F Bello, H Kajimoto & Y Visell (eds), Proceedings of the International Conference on Human Haptic Sensing and Touch Enabled Computer Applications, EuroHaptics 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 9775, Springer Verlag, London, pp. 196-205, 10th EuroHaptics Meeting 2016, London, United Kingdom, 4/07/16. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42324-1_20

Observing Touch from Video: The Influence of Social Cues on Pleasantness Perceptions. / Willemse, Christian Jacob Arendt Maria; Huisman, Gijs; Jung, Merel Madeleine; van Erp, Johannes Bernardus Fransiscus; Heylen, Dirk K.J.

Proceedings of the International Conference on Human Haptic Sensing and Touch Enabled Computer Applications, EuroHaptics 2016. ed. / Fernando Bello; Hiroyuki Kajimoto; Yon Visell. London : Springer Verlag, 2016. p. 196-205 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 9775).

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Willemse CJAM, Huisman G, Jung MM, van Erp JBF, Heylen DKJ. Observing Touch from Video: The Influence of Social Cues on Pleasantness Perceptions. In Bello F, Kajimoto H, Visell Y, editors, Proceedings of the International Conference on Human Haptic Sensing and Touch Enabled Computer Applications, EuroHaptics 2016. London: Springer Verlag. 2016. p. 196-205. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42324-1_20