Consumer & Gadgets

Virtual body language may give untrustworthy avatars away

People who have something to hide while using full-body avatars in a collaborative virtual reality (VR) environment are less trusted than when they do not use a full-body avatar, because their body language could be interpreted ...

Security

Blockchain to trace agricultural supply chains

The impacts of unsustainable agriculture on the environment can be devastating. With increasing pressure from consumers for sustainably sourced products, companies need to act to minimise their impacts. But how can a company ...

Computer Sciences

Examining how humans develop trust towards embodied virtual agents

Embodied virtual agents (EVAs), graphically represented 3D virtual characters that display human-like behavior, could have valuable applications in a variety of settings. For instance, they could be used to help people practice ...

Robotics

A conceptual framework for modeling human-robot trust

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University, MIT and Georgia Institute of Technology have recently developed a conceptual framework to model the human-robot trust phenomenon. Their framework, outlined in a paper published ...

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