author = {Radoslaw Niewiadomski and Jennifer Hofmann and Jérome Urbain and Tracey Platt and Johannes Wagner and Bilal PIOT and Huseyin Cakmak and Sathish Pammi and Tobias Baur and Stéphane Dupont and Matthieu Geist and Florian Lingenfelser and Gary McKeown and Olivier Pietquin and Willibald Ruch},
title = {Laugh-aware virtual agent and its impact on user amusement },
year = {2013},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS2013)},
pages = {619-626},
month = {May},
address = {Saint Paul, USA},
url = {http://www.ifaamas.org/Proceedings/aamas2013/docs/p619.pdf},
abstract = {In this paper we present an complete interactive system enabled to detect human laughs and responding appropriately, by integrating the information of the human behavior and the context. Furthermore, the impact of our autonomous laughter- aware agent on the humor experience of the user and interaction between user and agent is evaluated by subjective and objective means. Preliminary results show that the laughter-aware agent increases the humor experience (i.e., felt amusement of the user and the funniness rating of the film clip), and creates the notion of a shared social experience, indicating that the agent is useful to elicit positive humor-related affect and emotional contagion.}