Comparing Visual Attention with Leading and Following Virtual Agents in a Collaborative Perception-Action Task in VR

Sai Keung Wong, Matias Volonte, Kuan Yu Liu, Elham Ebrahimi, Sabarish V. Babu

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Abstract

This paper presents a within-subject study to investigate the effects of leading and following behaviors on user visual attention behaviors when collaborating with a virtual agent (VA) during performing transportation tasks in immersive virtual environments. The task was to carry a target object from a location to a predefined location. There were two conditions, namely leader VA (LVA) and follower VA (FVA). The leader gave instructions to the follower to perform actions. In the FVA condition, users played the leader role, while they played the follower role in the LVA condition. The users and the VA communicated via spoken language. During the experiment, participants wore a head-mounted display and performed real walking in a room. In each condition, each participant performed 20 trials of object transportation for different types of objects. Our preliminary results revealed significant differences in the user visual attention behaviors between the follower and leader VA conditions during the transportation tasks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2023 IEEE Conference Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2023
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages152-162
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9798350348156
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Event30th IEEE Conference Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2023 - Virtual, Online, China
Duration: 25 Mar 202329 Mar 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2023 IEEE Conference Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2023

Conference

Conference30th IEEE Conference Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2023
Country/TerritoryChina
CityVirtual, Online
Period25/03/2329/03/23

Keywords

  • Animation
  • Behavior Modeling
  • Evaluation/methodology
  • H.5.1 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: Multimedia Information Systems-Animations
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • I.3.3 [Computer Graphics]: Three-Dimensional Graphics and Realism-Virtual reality;
  • Virtual Agents
  • Virtual Reality

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