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

Gijs Huisman, Jan Kolkmeier, Dirk 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 languageEnglish
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
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston
Period27/08/1429/08/14

Keywords

  • Virtual Agent
  • Augmented reality
  • Simulated social touch

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