Closeness is Key over Long Distances: Effects of Interpersonal Closeness on Telepresence Experience

@article{Fitter2020ClosenessIK,
  title={Closeness is Key over Long Distances: Effects of Interpersonal Closeness on Telepresence Experience},
  author={Naomi T. Fitter and Luke Rush and Elizabeth Cha and Thomas R. Groechel and M. Mataric and L. Takayama},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction},
  year={2020}
}
  • Naomi T. Fitter, Luke Rush, +3 authors L. Takayama
  • Published 2020
  • Computer Science, Psychology
  • Proceedings of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
Telepresence robots act as the remote embodiments of human operators, enabling people to stay connected to friends, family, and coworkers over lengthy physical separations. However, the factors affecting how humans can best make use of such systems are not yet well understood. This paper explores the effects of personalization and relationship closeness on telepresence via two studies. Study 1 was a between-participants experiment that investigated telepresence robot personalization. 32 pairs… Expand
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