The moderating role of sensation seeking tendency in robotic haptic interfaces

Seunga Jin*

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)862-873
Number of pages12
JournalBehaviour and Information Technology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013


  • presence
  • robotic haptic interfaces
  • sensation seeking tendency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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