Human-Computer Interaction

Quest V3 - The Robot is the Gamemaster

19 Jan 2018

The Quest V3-prototype realizes a mixed reality version of Quest’s storytelling aspects by incorporating the social robot Reeti into the setup. Reeti takes on the role of the characters, which the human players meet during the adventure, as well as of the narrator – making him the questmaster. His multimodal performance includes a playback of the respective character’s lines supported by facial expressions, eye-gaze, and movements, as well as mood-coloured LEDs in the robot’s cheeks. An ongoing master thesis currently utilizes this setup to evaluate the influence of social robot as questmaster on the game experience and social presence.

The Quest V3-prototype is part of the XRoads project.

Current state of the Quest V3-prototype

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