Title Colony Agent: Tactile feedback device evokes a feel of unified with Agent in the mind of users
Authors Yusuke Kanai (Keio University)
Mahisorn Wongphati (Keio University)
Hirotaka Osawa (University of Tsukuba)
Michita Imai (Keio University)
Abstract This paper presents a concept of a new of Human Agent Interaction (HAI) named "Colony Agent". Colony Agent shares tactile sensation with a user by vibration stimuli. Colony agent allows the user intuitively to notice the environment surrounding it through multi modul sensation, visual perception and tactile stimuli, and so users interact with not only his or her environment but also its environment. Furthermore users can do more cooperative communication and work, because users can recognize the the agent's behavior of what it watching and what it touching or doing. The goal of this concept is to support more effectively their collaborated interaction. We describe three examples to identify the capability of this research.
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