Paper accepted at IVA 2014

Our paper “With Us or Against Us: Simulated Social Touch by Virtual Agents in a Cooperative or Competitive Setting” has been accepted as a short paper at IVA 2014, in Boston, USA, as a short paper. In the paper we present an extension of the experiment that was accepted as a paper at EuroHaptics 2014, where participants interacted with two virtual agents in a collaborative game. For the IVA paper we added a competitive game mode to see whether simulated social touch by a virtual agent would result in more averse judgements of that agent. This turned out not to be the case.