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Research Article

Hugvie: Communication Device for Encouraging Good Relationship through the Act of Hugging

Kaiko Kuwamura1,2*, Kurima Sakai1,2, Takashi Minato2, Shuichi Nishio2 and Hiroshi Ishiguro1,2

1Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University Machikaneyamacho 1-3, Toyonakashi, Osaka, Japan

2Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratory, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR) 2-2-2 Hikaridai, Keihanna Science City, Kyoto, Japan

*Corresponding Author:
Kaiko Kuwamura
Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratory
Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR)
2-2-2 Hikaridai, Keihanna Science City, Kyoto 619-0288, Japan
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Received date: January 06, 2014; Accepted date: February 01, 2014; Published date: February 09, 2014

Citation: Kaiko Kuwamura, Kurima Sakai, Takashi Minato, Shuichi Nishio and Hiroshi Ishiguro (2014) Hugvie: Communication Device for Encouraging Good Relationship through the Act of Hugging. Lovotics 1:104. doi:10.4172/2090-9888.10000104

Copyright: © KaikoKuwamura, et al. 2014. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

In this paper, we introduce a communication device which encourages users to establish a good relationship with others. We designed the device so that it allows users to virtually hug the person in the remote site through the medium. In this paper, we report that when a participant talks to his communication partner during their rest encounter while hugging the communication medium, he mistakenly feels as if they are establishing a good relationship and that he is being loved rather than just being liked. From this result, we discuss Active Co-Presence, a new method to enhance co-presence of people in remote through active behavior

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