MultiSoma: Distributed Embodiment with Synchronized Behavior and Perception

Reiji Miura, Shunichi Kasahara, Michiteru Kitazaki, Adrien Verhulst, Masahiko Inami, Maki Sugimoto

研究成果: Conference contribution

7 被引用数 (Scopus)


Human behavior and perception are optimized for a single body. Yet, the human brain has plasticity, which allows us to extend our body schema. By utilizing technology like robotics or virtual reality (VR), we can modify our body parts or even add a new body to our own while retaining control over these parts. However, the update of body cognition when controlling multiple bodies has not been well examined. In this study, we explore the task performance and body cognition of humans when they have multiple full bodies as an extended embodiment. Our experimental system allows a participant to control up to four bodies at the same time and perceive sensory information from them. The participant experiences synchronizing behavior and vision perception in a virtual environment. We set up two tasks for multiple bodies and evaluated the cognition of these bodies by their task performances and subjective ratings. We found that humans can have the sense of body ownership and agency for each body when controlling multiple bodies simultaneously. Distributed embodiment has the potential to extend human behavior in cooperative work, parallel work, group behavior, and so on.

ホスト出版物のタイトルProceedings - AHs 2021
ホスト出版物のサブタイトルAugmented Humans Conference 2021
出版社Association for Computing Machinery
出版ステータスPublished - 2021 2月 22
イベント2021 Augmented Humans Conference, AHs 2021 - Rovaniemi, Finland
継続期間: 2021 2月 222021 2月 24


名前ACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference2021 Augmented Humans Conference, AHs 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • ソフトウェア
  • 人間とコンピュータの相互作用
  • コンピュータ ビジョンおよびパターン認識
  • コンピュータ ネットワークおよび通信


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