Analysis of Gender-specific Self-adaptors and Their Effects on Agent’s Impressions

Tomoko Koda, Takuto Ishioh, Takafumi Watanabe, Yoshihiko Kubo


This paper reports how agents that performs gender-specific self-adaptors are perceived by Japanese evaluators depending on their gender. Human-human interactions among Japanese undergraduate students were analysed with respect to usage of gender-specific self-adaptors in a pre-experiment. Based on the results, a male and a female agent were animated to show these extracted self-adaptors. Evaluation of the interactions between agents that exhibit self-adaptors typically exhibited by human male and female indicated that there is a dichotomy on the impression on the agent between participants’ gender. Male participants showed more favourable impressions on agents that display feminine self-adaptors than masculine ones performed by the female agent, while female participants showed rigorous impressions toward feminine self-adaptors. Although the obtained results were limited to one culture and narrow age range, these results implies the importance of considering the use of self-adaptors and gender in successful human-agent interactions.


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Koda T., Ishioh T., Watanabe T. and Kubo Y. (2016). Analysis of Gender-specific Self-adaptors and Their Effects on Agent’s Impressions . In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-758-172-4, pages 19-26. DOI: 10.5220/0005660800190026

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author={Tomoko Koda and Takuto Ishioh and Takafumi Watanabe and Yoshihiko Kubo},
title={Analysis of Gender-specific Self-adaptors and Their Effects on Agent’s Impressions},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,},

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JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,
TI - Analysis of Gender-specific Self-adaptors and Their Effects on Agent’s Impressions
SN - 978-989-758-172-4
AU - Koda T.
AU - Ishioh T.
AU - Watanabe T.
AU - Kubo Y.
PY - 2016
SP - 19
EP - 26
DO - 10.5220/0005660800190026