Using run-time biofeedback during virtual agent-based aggression de-escalation training

Romy A.M. Blankendaal, Tibor Bosse

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Abstract

This exploratory study discusses how biofeedback can be displayed and used in the context of virtual agent-based social skills training. Using Virtual Reality, a prototype of an aggression de-escalation training application has been developed. The application simulates an adaptive scenario in which the user interacts with a threatening virtual conversation partner. The stress level of the user, which is displayed at run-time, influences the development of the scenario. A pilot experiment is conducted to test the impact of the application on users’ subjective experience (measured through a questionnaire) and physiological response (measured through skin conductance). Although preliminary, the results seem to indicate that biofeedback potentially contributes to enhancing the user’s awareness of his/her own emotional state. Implications for the use of biofeedback within virtual training applications are discussed.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, and Complexity
Subtitle of host publicationThe PAAMS Collection - 16th International Conference, PAAMS 2018, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer/Verlag
Pages97-109
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319945804
ISBN (Print)9783319945798
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Event16th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, PAAMS 2018 - Toledo, Spain
Duration: 20 Jun 201822 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10978 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, PAAMS 2018
CountrySpain
CityToledo
Period20/06/1822/06/18

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Keywords

  • Biofeedback
  • Human-agent interaction
  • Skin conductance
  • Stress
  • Virtual reality training

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Blankendaal, R. A. M., & Bosse, T. (2018). Using run-time biofeedback during virtual agent-based aggression de-escalation training. In Advances in Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, and Complexity: The PAAMS Collection - 16th International Conference, PAAMS 2018, Proceedings (pp. 97-109). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10978 LNAI). Springer/Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-94580-4_8
Blankendaal, Romy A.M. ; Bosse, Tibor. / Using run-time biofeedback during virtual agent-based aggression de-escalation training. Advances in Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, and Complexity: The PAAMS Collection - 16th International Conference, PAAMS 2018, Proceedings. Springer/Verlag, 2018. pp. 97-109 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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Blankendaal, RAM & Bosse, T 2018, Using run-time biofeedback during virtual agent-based aggression de-escalation training. in Advances in Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, and Complexity: The PAAMS Collection - 16th International Conference, PAAMS 2018, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 10978 LNAI, Springer/Verlag, pp. 97-109, 16th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, PAAMS 2018, Toledo, Spain, 20/06/18. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-94580-4_8

Using run-time biofeedback during virtual agent-based aggression de-escalation training. / Blankendaal, Romy A.M.; Bosse, Tibor.

Advances in Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, and Complexity: The PAAMS Collection - 16th International Conference, PAAMS 2018, Proceedings. Springer/Verlag, 2018. p. 97-109 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10978 LNAI).

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Blankendaal RAM, Bosse T. Using run-time biofeedback during virtual agent-based aggression de-escalation training. In Advances in Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, and Complexity: The PAAMS Collection - 16th International Conference, PAAMS 2018, Proceedings. Springer/Verlag. 2018. p. 97-109. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-94580-4_8