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Minimum movement matters: impact of robot-mounted cameras on social telepresence

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Minimum movement matters: impact of robot-mounted cameras on social telepresence
Recently, various robots capable of having a video chat with distant people have become commercially available. This paper shows that movement of these robots enhances distant people's presence that the robot operator feels. We conducted an experiment to compare the degrees of social telepresence produced by fixed, rotatable, movable, and automatically moving cameras. In this experiment we found that forward-backward movement of the camera significantly contributed to social telepresence, while rotation did not. We also found that this effect disappeared when the camera moved automatically. We propose the user-controllable movement of cameras as a fundamental function for video-based communication systems. Author Keywords Telepresence, robots, videoconferencing, social interaction. ACM Classification Keywords H5.3. Information interfaces and presentation (e.g., HCI): Group and Organization Interfaces Computer-supported cooperative work.
Hideyuki Nakanishi, Yuki Murakami, Daisuke Nogami,
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where CSCW
Authors Hideyuki Nakanishi, Yuki Murakami, Daisuke Nogami, Hiroshi Ishiguro
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