Touching virtual agents: embodiment and mind

Gijs Huisman, Merijn Bruijnes, Jan Kolkmeier, Merel Jung, Aduén Darriba Frederik, Yves Philippe Rybarczyk

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Abstract

In this paper we outline the design and development of anembodied conversational agent setup that incorporates an augmentedreality screen and tactile sleeve. With this setup the agent can visuallyand physically touch the user. We provide a literature overview ofembodied conversational agents, as well as haptic technologies, and arguefor the importance of adding touch to an embodied conversational agent.Finally, we provide guidelines for studies involving the touching virtualagent (TVA) setup.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
EditorsY. Rybarczyk, T. Cardoso, J. Rosas, L. Camarinha-Matos
Place of PublicationBerlin Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer
Pages114-138
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-55143-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-55142-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event9th IFIP WG 5.5 International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces, eNTERFACE 2013 -
Duration: 1 Jan 2013 → …

Conference

Conference9th IFIP WG 5.5 International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces, eNTERFACE 2013
Period1/01/13 → …

Keywords

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

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