The significance of textures for affective interfaces

P M Ellis, J J Bryson

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This paper reports experiments demonstrating that the extent to which subjects ascribe emotions to VR faces is highly dependent on textures applied to the face. We demonstrate this for both a photo-realistic vs. non-photo-realistic texture pair and for a male vs. female texture pair. In both cases, experiments were conducted over the Internet on still frames taken from a well-controlled VR emotion modelling system. Given the enormous extent to which textures determine emotion recognition, we consider this a critical area for future research in affective virtual agents.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Fifth International Working Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents
EditorsT Panayiotopoulos, J Gratch, R Aylett, D Ballin, P Olivier, T Rist
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)0302-9743
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence


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