Does non-verbal behavior of an embodied agent matter?

Helmut Prendinger, Chunling Ma, Junichiro Mori, Mitsuru Ishizuka

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Abstract

This paper reflects on some of our research on embodied agents from the viewpoint of non-verbal behavior. In previous studies we aimed to investigate the utility of embodied interface agent by applying novel evaluation methods. One study tracks bio-signals in order to evaluate the impact of affective agent behavior on the stress level of users [13]. In another study, users' eye movements were recorded to demonstrate the benefit of an embodied interface agent as a navigational guide [6], Since the encouraging results of these two studies mostly relied on the use of non-verbal agent behaviors, including non-verbal means to express affect and empathy as well as deictic gestures, we want to answer the question posed in the title of the current paper in the affirmative: non-verbal agent behavior matters for effective human-computer interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Active Media Technology, AMT 2005
Pages535-540
Number of pages6
Volume2005
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 International Conference on Active Media Technology, AMT 2005 - Kagawa
Duration: 2005 May 192005 May 21

Other

Other2005 International Conference on Active Media Technology, AMT 2005
CityKagawa
Period05/5/1905/5/21

Keywords

  • Bio-signal and Eye Movement Tracking
  • Life-Like Characters
  • Non-Verbal Behavior
  • Utility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Prendinger, H., Ma, C., Mori, J., & Ishizuka, M. (2005). Does non-verbal behavior of an embodied agent matter? In Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Active Media Technology, AMT 2005 (Vol. 2005, pp. 535-540). [1505416] https://doi.org/10.1109/AMT.2005.1505416