Development of Culture-specific Gaze Behaviours of Virtual Agents

Tomoko Koda, Taku Hirano, Takuto Ishioh

Abstract

Gaze plays an important role in human-human communication. Adequate gaze control of a virtual agent is also essential for successful and believable human-agent interaction. Researchers in intelligent virtual agents have developed gaze control models by taking account of gaze duration, frequency and timing of gaze aversion. However, none of them have considered cultural differences in gaze behaviours. We aim to investigate cultural differences in gaze behaviours and their perception, by developing virtual agents with Japanese gaze behaviours, western gaze behaviours, their hybrid gaze behaviours, and full gaze behaviours, and compare their effects on the impressions of the agents and interactions. This position paper proposes our research agenda, describes the implemented gaze models, and our experimental design.

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Koda T., Hirano T. and Ishioh T. (2017). Development of Culture-specific Gaze Behaviours of Virtual Agents . In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-758-219-6, pages 291-295. DOI: 10.5220/0006229402910295


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@conference{icaart17,
author={Tomoko Koda and Taku Hirano and Takuto Ishioh},
title={Development of Culture-specific Gaze Behaviours of Virtual Agents},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,},
year={2017},
pages={291-295},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006229402910295},
isbn={978-989-758-219-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,
TI - Development of Culture-specific Gaze Behaviours of Virtual Agents
SN - 978-989-758-219-6
AU - Koda T.
AU - Hirano T.
AU - Ishioh T.
PY - 2017
SP - 291
EP - 295
DO - 10.5220/0006229402910295