Effects of facial similarity on user responses to embodied agents

@article{Vugt2008EffectsOF,
  title={Effects of facial similarity on user responses to embodied agents},
  author={Henriette C. van Vugt and Jeremy N. Bailenson and Johan F. Hoorn and Elly A. Konijn},
  journal={ACM Trans. Comput.-Hum. Interact.},
  year={2008},
  volume={17},
  pages={7:1-7:27}
}
We investigated the effects of facial similarity between users and embodied agents under different experimental conditions. Sixty-four undergraduates interacted with two different embodied agents: in one case the agent was designed to look somewhat similar to the user, and in the other case the agent was designed to look dissimilar. We varied between subjects how helpful the agent was for a given task. Results showed that the facial similarity manipulation sometimes affected participants… CONTINUE READING
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