Between real-world and virtual agents: The disembodied robot

Thibault Voisin, Seiji Yamada, Hirotaka Osawa, Michita Imai

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Abstract

In this study, we propose a disembodied real-world agent and the study of the influence of this disembodiment on the social separation between the user and the agent. In order to give a clue to the user about the presence of the robot and to make possible a visual feedback, we decide to use independent robotic body parts that mimic human hands and eyes. This robot is also able to share real-world space with the user, and react to his presence, through 3d detection and oral communication. Thus, we can obtain an agent with an important presence while keeping good space efficiency, and as a result ban any existing social barrier.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHRI 2011 - Proceedings of the 6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
Pages281-282
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 1
Event6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2011 - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 2011 Mar 62011 Mar 9

Publication series

NameHRI 2011 - Proceedings of the 6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction

Other

Other6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2011
CountrySwitzerland
CityLausanne
Period11/3/611/3/9

Keywords

  • Disembodiment
  • Human-Agent interaction
  • Real-World agent
  • Social presence
  • Virtual agent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction

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