Get your virtual hands off me! – Developing threatening IVAs using haptic feedback

Linford Goedschalk, Tibor Bosse, Marco Otte

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Abstract

Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVAs) become widely used for numerous applications, varying from healthcare decision support to communication training. In several of such applications, it is useful if IVAs have the ability to take a negative stance towards the user, for instance for anti-bullying or conflict management training. However, the believability of such ‘virtual bad guys’ is often limited, since they are non-consequential, i.e., are unable to apply serious sanctions to users. To improve this situation, this research explores the potential of endowing IVAs with the ability to provide haptic feedback. This was realized by conducting an experiment in which users interact with a virtual agent that is able to physically ‘touch’ the user via a haptic gaming vest. The effect on the loudness of the speech and the subjective experience of the participants was measured. Results of the experiment suggest there might be an effect on the subjective experience of the participants and the loudness of their speech. Statistical analysis, however, shows no significant effect but due to the relatively small sample size it is advisable to further look into these aspects.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtificial Intelligence - 29th Benelux Conference, BNAIC 2017, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer/Verlag
Pages61-75
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783319768922
ISBN (Print)9783319768915
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Event29th Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence, BNAIC 2017 - Groningen, Netherlands
Duration: 8 Nov 20179 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume823
ISSN (Print)1865-0929

Conference

Conference29th Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence, BNAIC 2017
CountryNetherlands
CityGroningen
Period8/11/179/11/17

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Intelligent virtual agents
Haptic Feedback
Virtual Agents
Handoff
Intelligent Agents
Feedback
Gaming
Haptics
Statistical methods
Small Sample Size
Decision Support
Experiments
Healthcare
Statistical Analysis
Experiment
Communication

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Goedschalk, L., Bosse, T., & Otte, M. (2018). Get your virtual hands off me! – Developing threatening IVAs using haptic feedback. In Artificial Intelligence - 29th Benelux Conference, BNAIC 2017, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 61-75). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 823). Springer/Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-76892-2_5
Goedschalk, Linford ; Bosse, Tibor ; Otte, Marco. / Get your virtual hands off me! – Developing threatening IVAs using haptic feedback. Artificial Intelligence - 29th Benelux Conference, BNAIC 2017, Revised Selected Papers. Springer/Verlag, 2018. pp. 61-75 (Communications in Computer and Information Science).
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Get your virtual hands off me! – Developing threatening IVAs using haptic feedback. / Goedschalk, Linford; Bosse, Tibor; Otte, Marco.

Artificial Intelligence - 29th Benelux Conference, BNAIC 2017, Revised Selected Papers. Springer/Verlag, 2018. p. 61-75 (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 823).

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Goedschalk L, Bosse T, Otte M. Get your virtual hands off me! – Developing threatening IVAs using haptic feedback. In Artificial Intelligence - 29th Benelux Conference, BNAIC 2017, Revised Selected Papers. Springer/Verlag. 2018. p. 61-75. (Communications in Computer and Information Science). Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-76892-2_5