Investigating the contributing factors to make users react toward an on-screen agent as if they are reacting toward a robotic agent

Takanori Komatsu, Nozomi Kuki

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Abstract

Our former study showed that users tended not to react to an on-screen agent's invitation of a Shiritori game (a last and first game) but that they did to a robotic agent. Our purpose in this study was to investigate the contributing factors that could make users react toward an on-screen agent as if they were reacting toward a robotic agent. We focused on the following two contributing factors: whether users accepted an invitation from a robotic agent and whether an on-screen agent was an attractive personality or character for the users. The results showed that the participants who first accepted the invitation of the robotic agent that was assigned an attractive character reacted toward the on-screen agent as if they were reacting to the robotic one; that is, these two factors played a significant role in making the participants react toward the on-screen agent as if they were reacting toward the robotic agent.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRO-MAN 2009 - 18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive
Pages651-656
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Event18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive, RO-MAN 2009 - Toyama, Japan
Duration: 27 Sep 20092 Oct 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication

Conference

Conference18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive, RO-MAN 2009
CountryJapan
CityToyama
Period27/09/092/10/09

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Komatsu, T., & Kuki, N. (2009). Investigating the contributing factors to make users react toward an on-screen agent as if they are reacting toward a robotic agent. In RO-MAN 2009 - 18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive (pp. 651-656). [5326350] (Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication). https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2009.5326350