This study examined the interaction effects between haptic force feedback and users sensation seeking tendency (i.e. need for sensations) on users feelings of presence (i.e. the state in which users experience virtual objects and virtual environments as if they were actual) in robotic haptic interfaces. Users with low sensation seeking tendency felt stronger physical presence and spatial presence in response to force feedback haptic stimuli (versus no force feedback), whereas users with high sensation seeking tendency did not show any difference between the two conditions, thus confirming the moderating role of the users sensation seeking tendency in the robotic haptic interface. Theoretical implications for human-computer interaction (HCI) research and managerial implications for the interactive media market are discussed.
- robotic haptic interfaces
- sensation seeking tendency
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Social Sciences(all)
- Human-Computer Interaction