Social Group Interactions in a Role-Playing Game


Marynel Vázquez (Disney Research Pittsburgh)
Elizabeth J. Carter (Carnegie Mellon University)
Jessica Hodgins (Disney Research Los Angeles, Disney Research Pittsburgh)
Jodi Forlizzi (Disney Research Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University)
Aaron Steinfeld (Carnegie Mellon University)
Scott E. Hudson (Disney Research Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University)

Human Robot Interaction (HRI) 2015

March 2, 2015

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We present initial findings from an experiment in which participants played Mafia, an established role-playing game, with our robot. In one condition, the robot played like the rest of the participants and, in the other, the robot moderated the game. We discuss general aspects of the interaction, participants’ perceptions, and the potential of this scenario for studying group spatial behavior from robotic platforms.

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