But that was in another country: agents and intercultural empathy

Ruth Aylett, Natalie Vannini, Elisabeth Andre, Ana Paiva, Sibylle Enz, Lynne Hall

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Abstract

This paper discusses the development of a believable agent-based educational application designed to develop inter-cultural empathy for 13--14 year old students. It considers relevant work in cultural taxonomy and adaptation to other cultures as well as work showing that users are sensitive to the perceived culture of believable interactive characters. It discusses how an existing affective agent architecture was developed to model culturally-specific agent behaviour. Finally, it considers the role of interaction modalities in supporting an empathic engagement with culturally-specific characters.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of The 8th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems - Volume 1
Place of PublicationRichland, SC
PublisherInternational Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
Pages329-336
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)ISBN: 978-0-9817381-6-1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameAAMAS '09
PublisherInternational Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems

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    Aylett, R., Vannini, N., Andre, E., Paiva, A., Enz, S., & Hall, L. (2009). But that was in another country: agents and intercultural empathy. In Proceedings of The 8th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems - Volume 1 (pp. 329-336). (AAMAS '09). International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1558013.1558058