How Turn-Taking Strategies Influence Users’ Impressions of an Agent

  • Mark ter Maat
  • Khiet P. Truong
  • Dirk Heylen
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-15892-6_48

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6356)
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ter Maat M., Truong K.P., Heylen D. (2010) How Turn-Taking Strategies Influence Users’ Impressions of an Agent. In: Allbeck J., Badler N., Bickmore T., Pelachaud C., Safonova A. (eds) Intelligent Virtual Agents. IVA 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6356. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Different turn-taking strategies of an agent influence the impression that people have of it. We recorded conversations of a human with an interviewing agent, controlled by a wizard and using a particular turn-taking strategy. A questionnaire with 27 semantic differential scales concerning personality, emotion, social skills and interviewing skills was used to capture these impressions. We show that it is possible to influence factors such as agreeableness, assertiveness, conversational skill and rapport by varying the agent’s turn-taking strategy.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark ter Maat
    • 1
  • Khiet P. Truong
    • 1
  • Dirk Heylen
    • 1
  1. 1.Human Media InteractionUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

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