Touching Virtual Agents: Embodiment and Mind

Gijs Huisman, Merijn Bruijnes, Jan Kolkmeier, Merel Madeleine Jung, Aduén Darriba Frederiks, Yves Rybarczyk

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    Abstract

    In this paper we outline the design and development of an embodied conversational agent setup that incorporates an augmented reality screen and tactile sleeve. With this setup the agent can visually and physically touch the user. We provide a literature overview of embodied conversational agents, as well as haptic technologies, and argue for the importance of adding touch to an embodied conversational agent. Finally, we provide guidelines for studies involving the touching virtual agent (TVA) setup.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInnovative and Creative Developments in Multimodal Interaction Systems, Proceedings of the 9th IFIP WG 5.5 International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces, eNTERFACE 2013
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages114-138
    Number of pages25
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-55142-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013
    Event9th IFIP WG 5.5 International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces, eNTERFACE 2013 - Lisbon, Portugal
    Duration: 15 Jul 20139 Aug 2013
    Conference number: 9

    Publication series

    NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Volume425
    ISSN (Print)1868-4238

    Other

    Other9th IFIP WG 5.5 International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces, eNTERFACE 2013
    Abbreviated titleeNTERFACE
    CountryPortugal
    CityLisbon
    Period15/07/139/08/13

    Keywords

    • Touching virtual agent
    • Haptic feedback
    • Embodied conversational agents
    • Simulated social touch
    • Augmented reality

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    Huisman, G., Bruijnes, M., Kolkmeier, J., Jung, M. M., Darriba Frederiks, A., & Rybarczyk, Y. (2013). Touching Virtual Agents: Embodiment and Mind. In Innovative and Creative Developments in Multimodal Interaction Systems, Proceedings of the 9th IFIP WG 5.5 International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces, eNTERFACE 2013 (pp. 114-138). (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 425). Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-55143-7_5