Bot designed to invade personal space

Researchers at University College London in the UK have designed a SL Bot which they use to research peoples virtual personal space. Indications are that avatars show similar behaviour to RL research, moving away from the bot when pressed to closely , with women being less sensitive. It doesn’t mention known cultural differences in personal space but I’d assume those would apply as well .

Details are published by New Scientist and you can read more here


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