Evaluation of Embodied Agent Positioning and Moving Interfaces for an AR Virtual Guide

Nattaon Techasarntikul, Photchara Ratsamee, Jason Orlosky, Tomohiro Mashita, Yuki Uranishi, Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, Haruo Takemura

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Abstract

Augmented Reality (AR) has become a popular technology in museums, and many venues now provide AR applications inside gallery spaces. To improve museum tour experiences, we have developed an embodied agent AR guide system that aims to explain multi-section detailed information hidden in the painting. In this paper, we investigate the effect of different types of guiding interfaces that use this type of embodied agent when explaining large scale artwork. Our interfaces include two types of guiding positions: inside and outside the artwork area, and two types of agent movements: teleporting and flying. To test these interfaces, we conducted a within-subjects experiment to test Inside-Teleport, Inside-Flying, Outside-Teleport, and Outside-Flying with 28 participants. Results indicated that although the Inside-Flying interface often obstructed the painting, most of the participants preferred this type since it was perceived as natural and helped users find corresponding art details more easily.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICAT-EGVE 2019 - 29th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence and 24th Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments
EditorsYasuaki Kakehi, Atsushi Hiyama, Dieter W. Fellner, Werner Hansmann, Werner Purgathofer, Francois Sillion
PublisherThe Eurographics Association
Pages25-32
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783038680833
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event29th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence and 24th Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments, ICAT-EGVE 2019 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Sep 11 2019Sep 13 2019

Publication series

NameICAT-EGVE 2019 - 29th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence and 24th Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments

Conference

Conference29th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence and 24th Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments, ICAT-EGVE 2019
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityTokyo
Period9/11/199/13/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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