Interaction with an agent in Blended Reality

Yusuke Kanai, Hirotaka Ohsawa, Michita Imai

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Abstract

This paper proposes a Blended Reality Agent called 'BReA' that can exist in both the real and virtual world and has communicative advantages that is more than simply the sum of those of a robotic agent and an on-screen agent. BReA can seamlessly transfer between the real world and virtual world and users can communicate with BReA without interruption during the transference. We conducted a field test and showed that users can recognize when it points from the virtual world to a real world object after it moves from the real world to virtual world. This result supports a hypothesis that communicating with BReA helps users recognize the link between real world and virtual world objects and virtual world information.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
Pages153-154
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2013 Mar 32013 Mar 6

Other

Other8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2013
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period13/3/313/3/6

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Keywords

  • blended reality
  • field test
  • human-agent interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Kanai, Y., Ohsawa, H., & Imai, M. (2013). Interaction with an agent in Blended Reality. In ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 153-154). [6483547] https://doi.org/10.1109/HRI.2013.6483547