First Impressions in Human-Agents Encounters – Presentation from IIIM’s and CADIA’s Open Day

Angelo Cafaro.

First impressions are important and decided quickly. In just a dozen seconds of interaction, people can decide several things about the person who they are interacting with. PhD student Angelo Cafaro decided to apply this idea to an experiment involving Human–Agents encounters. Borrowing from the field of social psychology, Mr. Cafaro investigated the importance of non-verbal cues in encounters between humans and non-human agents. Smile and eye-contact, two of the variables tested, proved to be just as important in human-agent interactions as in human-human interactions. 

This presentation is a part of a series of presentations that were held on IIIM Open Day last spring.

This year IIIM Open Day was held in collaboration with RU’s Center for Analysis and Design of Intelligent Agents (CADIA), which is one of its closest collaborators making for very impressive and interesting presentations.

Open Day Presentation: Angelo Cafaro