A dancing virtual agent to evoke human emotions

Deborah Richards, Jon Cedric Roxas, Ayse Bilgin, Nader Hanna

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Abstract

This paper presents an experimental study investigating the impact of dancing IVAs on human emotions. The results showed that watching a dancing IVA depicting different emotions significantly influenced human emotions. Additionally, the participant's anger, sadness and happiness were significantly dependent on which dancing character's emotion they watched. Moreover, the results of the study showed that while most of the participants were able to recognize the emotions depicted by the dancing IVA, correct recognition of the dancing IVAs' emotions was not necessary to have the intended influence on human emotions. These results suggest that some of the benefits associated with dancing, such as dance therapy, could be achieved just by watching an IVA.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages1701-1702
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781450334136
Publication statusPublished - May 2015
Event14th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS - 2015 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 4 May 20158 May 2015

Other

Other14th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS - 2015
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period4/05/158/05/15

Keywords

  • intelligent virtual agents
  • emotion
  • dancing

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