ct 16(7): e2

Research Article

Breathing Expression for Intimate Communication Corresponding to the Physical Distance and Contact between Human and Robot

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.3-12-2015.2262419,
        author={Naoto Yoshida and Yukari Nakatani and Tomoko Yonezawa},
        title={Breathing Expression for Intimate Communication Corresponding to the Physical Distance and Contact between Human and Robot},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Creative Technologies},
        volume={3},
        number={7},
        publisher={ACM},
        journal_a={CT},
        year={2016},
        month={5},
        keywords={intimate communication, close distance, breathing of robot},
        doi={10.4108/eai.3-12-2015.2262419}
    }
    
  • Naoto Yoshida
    Yukari Nakatani
    Tomoko Yonezawa
    Year: 2016
    Breathing Expression for Intimate Communication Corresponding to the Physical Distance and Contact between Human and Robot
    CT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.3-12-2015.2262419
Naoto Yoshida1,*, Yukari Nakatani1, Tomoko Yonezawa1
  • 1: Kansai University
*Contact email: k463362@kansai-u.ac.jp

Abstract

In this paper, we propose living-being-like breathing expressions concurrent with both aspiration and utterances using a stuffed-toy robot in order to enable intimate interactions. The focus of the research is the impression of the intimacy between the robot and the user corresponding to the physical distance of the two. From the factor analysis of the impression for the word "intimacy" and the distance between the robot and the participants, it is conjectured that the physical intimacy showed strong effects in terms of both warm empathy and tranquility.