ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1999
ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1999

Evaluation of affiliation in interaction with autonomous creatures

Noriko Suzuki, Yugo Takeuchi, Kazuo Ishii, Michio Okada

The paper presents an evaluation method to assess impressions toward a computer-generated creature through human-computer interaction. The aim of our study is to construct a mechanism on a computer to realize empathic interaction between humans and creatures. In this paper, we examine the effect on personality cognition of a virtual creature when the creature replies with different timing to a human utterances. The creature has an abstract appearance and a non-linguistic voice. We control the following three conditions for timing of the creature's response: a) alternation, b) overlap, and c) neutral condition. As a result, we found that the evaluation value of the alternation condition shows more positive behavior than that of the overlap and neutral conditions when the creature has the above features.


doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-68

Cite as: Suzuki, N., Takeuchi, Y., Ishii, K., Okada, M. (1999) Evaluation of affiliation in interaction with autonomous creatures. Proc. 6th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1999), 259-262, doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-68

@inproceedings{suzuki99_eurospeech,
  author={Noriko Suzuki and Yugo Takeuchi and Kazuo Ishii and Michio Okada},
  title={{Evaluation of affiliation in interaction with autonomous creatures}},
  year=1999,
  booktitle={Proc. 6th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1999)},
  pages={259--262},
  doi={10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-68}
}