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Exploring persuasive potential of embodied conversational agents utilizing synthetic embodied conversational agents

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This study presents synthetic embodied conversational agents, and how they can be used to explore the persuasive potential of real embodied conversational agents. Utilizing a novel Wizard-of-Oz style approach and a direct measure of behavior change we explore whether 'ideal' embodied conversational agents have a similar persuasive impact as real people, and demonstrate the importance of visually perceiving for embodied conversational agents to be persuasive. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007.

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Author(s): Shearer J, Olivier P, De Boni M, Hurling R

Editor(s): de Kort, Y; IJsselsteijn, W; Midden, C; Eggen, B; Fogg, BJ

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Persuasive Technology: Second International Conference

Year of Conference: 2007

Pages: 210-213

ISSN: 0302-9743 (Print) 1611-3349 (Online)

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-77006-0_26

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Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

ISBN: 9783540770053