With Us or Against Us: Simulated Social Touch by Virtual Agents in a Cooperative or Competitive Setting

Gijs Huisman, Jan Kolkmeier, Jan Kolkmeier, Dirk K.J. Heylen

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    Abstract

    In this paper we examine how simulated social touch by a virtual agent in a cooperative or competitive augmented reality game influences the perceived trustworthiness, warmth and politeness of the agent. Before and after the game, participants interact with two agents whereby one agent touches the participant’s arm. Results showed no significant difference in how agents are perceived in the cooperative and competitive situation. However, significant differences between perception of the touching and non-touching agents could be observed for warmth.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2014
    EditorsTimothy Bickmore, Stacy Marsella, Candance Sidner
    Place of PublicationSwitzerland
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages204-213
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-09766-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014
    Event14th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2014 - Boston, United States
    Duration: 27 Aug 201429 Aug 2014
    Conference number: 14

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer International Publishing
    Volume8637
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Conference

    Conference14th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2014
    Abbreviated titleIVA
    CountryUnited States
    CityBoston
    Period27/08/1429/08/14

    Keywords

    • Virtual Agent
    • EWI-25443
    • METIS-309737
    • IR-93929
    • Augmented reality
    • Simulated social touch

    Cite this

    Huisman, G., Kolkmeier, J., Kolkmeier, J., & Heylen, D. K. J. (2014). With Us or Against Us: Simulated Social Touch by Virtual Agents in a Cooperative or Competitive Setting. In T. Bickmore, S. Marsella, & C. Sidner (Eds.), Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2014 (pp. 204-213). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 8637). Switzerland: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09767-1_25