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Effect of agent embodiment on the elder user enjoyment of a game

Jérémy Wrobel 1 ya-Huei Wu 1 Hélène Kerhervé 1 Laila Kamali 1 Anne-Sophie Rigaud 1 Céline Jost 2 Brigitte Le Pévédic 2 Dominique Duhaut 2 
Lab-STICC - Laboratoire des sciences et techniques de l'information, de la communication et de la connaissance
Abstract : This paper presents a study that compared the elder user enjoyment of a game of trivia in three conditions: participants playing the game with a laptop PC vs. a robot vs. a virtual agent. Statistical analysis did not show any significant difference of the three devices on user enjoyment while qualitative analysis revealed a preference for the laptop PC condition, followed by the robot and the virtual agent. The elderly participants were concentrated on the task performance rather on the interaction with systems. They preferred laptop PC condition mainly because there were less interfaces distracting them from performing the task proposed by the game. Further, the robot was preferred to a virtual agent because of its physical presence. Some issues of the experiment design are raised and directions for future research are suggested to gain more insight into the effects of agent embodiment on human-agent interaction.
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Jérémy Wrobel, ya-Huei Wu, Hélène Kerhervé, Laila Kamali, Anne-Sophie Rigaud, et al.. Effect of agent embodiment on the elder user enjoyment of a game. ACHI 2013 - The Sixth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions, Feb 2013, France. ⟨hal-00832097⟩



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