Talk: Proximity in Social VR - Interpersonal Distance between a User and Virtual Agents

Andrea Bönsch
3rd Workshop on "Person-to-Person Interaction: From Analysis to Applications", 2020

Proxemic is a well known social behavioral measure, where the interpersonal distance between interactans is evaluated - either in real or in virtual social encounters. Given the prominent role of emotional expressions in our everyday social interactions, we investigated how emotions of a virtual agent affect proxemic adaptions while taking the aspects spatial constellation between user and agent as well as user’s level of dynamics into account.

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