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Reacting to the last laugh: Probing non-humorous laughter with Furhat robot

Abstract:
This paper explores how laughter can be added into a negotiative dialogue with a Furhat, the socially interactive agent (SIA). We present a proof-of-concept method of manipulating robot responses generated by a large language model through the interventions of a human operator. We conduct a pilot experiment focussing on people’s perception of Furhat in case of two intervention types: laughter reciprocation and laughter clarification requests.
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Year:
2024
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Book title:
Laughter and Other Non-Verbal Vocalisations Workshop
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