Print Email Facebook Twitter Observing Touch from Video: The Influence of Social Cues on Pleasantness Perceptions Title Observing Touch from Video: The Influence of Social Cues on Pleasantness Perceptions Author Willemse, C.J.A.M. Gijsman, G. Jung, M.M. van Erp, J.B.F. Heylen, D.K.J. Publication year 2016 Abstract In order to advance the understanding of affective touch perceptions, and in particular to inform the design of physical human-robot interactions, an online video study was conducted in which observed stroking touches were assessed on perceived pleasantness. Touches were applied at different velocities and either with a human hand, a robot hand, a mannequin hand, or a plastic tube. In line with earlier research, it was found that stroking touches with a velocity of ca. 3 cm/s were rated as most pleasant. Moreover, the subjective pleasantness scores suggest that the stimulus type interacts with the stroking velocity. The possible roles that social agency, expectations, and anthropomorphism may play in perceptions of pleasantness are discussed. Subject Human PerformancesPCS - Perceptual and Cognitive SystemsELSS - Earth, Life and Social SciencesPerceptionAffective touchTop-down perceptionCT-Afferent fibersHuman-robot interactionVideo study To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:588aaf71-327b-4c71-8a68-9e6177a88af1 DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42324-1_20 TNO identifier 539182 Publisher Springer Source Haptics: Perception, Devices, Control, and Applications. 10th International Conference, EuroHaptics 2016 London, UK, July 4–7, 2016 Proceedings,, 96-205 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.