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We conducted questionnaire investigations how liberal arts and informatics students estimated the agents’ abilities on three different artificial agents that have different appearances; a PaPeRo human-like robot, an AIBO dog-like robot and a MindStorms machine-like robot. The results showed that 1) the PaPeRo robot received the better estimations from all(More)
This paper describes a simple psychological experiment to investigate the effects of two aspects of user interactions with message taking artifacts. The first is the effect of the artifacts’ physical appearance, and the other is prior interaction experience. We examined the effect of these two factors on the ability of users to feel comfortable and natural(More)
We conducted an experiment using a vibration system using which a totally deafblind participant, communicating through an interpreter, could directly receive back-channel feedback from a conversational partner. Statistical analysis of the interaction structure showed that the back-channel vibration increased the participant’s turn-taking ability and(More)
This paper describes a simple psychological experiment to investigate the effects of two aspects of user interactions with message taking artifacts. The first is the effect of the artifacts' physical appearance, and the other is prior interaction experience. We examined the effect of these two factors on the ability of users to feel comfortable and natural(More)
This study examined interactive processes that occurred in video-mediated referential communication task. Pairs of participants were assigned to one of four conditions; in a room with partition, or in separate rooms linked by telephone with three levels of noise interference (none, low, and high). In all conditions, a video-monitor link allowed the(More)
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