Immersion in interaction with a robot

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This paper conducts a psychological experiment to define the degree of immersion in order to develop a system which can recognize the person's immersion in human-robot interaction. The study proposes the model of the communication manner which explains the shift of the quality of a communication with two types of utterances: an affective utterance which includes a feeling expression relating to a physical object and an informative utterance which gives information about the object. Experimental outcomes indicate that experimental subjects immersed themselves in the interaction with the robot if they were given the affective utterances.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SICE Annual Conference
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventSICE Annual Conference 2004 - Sapporo, Japan
Duration: 2004 Aug 42004 Aug 6


OtherSICE Annual Conference 2004



  • Five senses
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Immersion in interaction
  • Physical world objects
  • The quality of interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Imai, M. (2004). Immersion in interaction with a robot. In Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference (pp. 1551-1556). [FAI-5-2]