Hugvie: Communication Device for Encouraging Good Relationship through the Act of Hugging

Kaiko Kuwamura, Kurima Sakai, Takashi Minato
2014 Lovotics  
In this paper, we introduce a communication device which encourages users to establish a good relationship with others. We designed the device so that it allows users to virtually hug the person in the remote site through the medium. In this paper, we report that when a participant talks to his communication partner during their rest encounter while hugging the communication medium, he mistakenly feels as if they are establishing a good relationship and that he is being loved rather than just
more » ... rather than just being liked. From this result, we discuss Active Co-Presence, a new method to enhance co-presence of people in remote through active behavior.
doi:10.4172/2090-9888.10000104 fatcat:dbfnyoraqnd73opm4qpxchdvey