Investigating Psychological Ownership in a Shared AR Space: Effects of Human and Object Reality and Object Controllability
PubDate: Aug 2023
Teams: Utah State University
Writers: Dongyun Han, Donghoon Kim, Kangsoo Kim, Isaac Cho
Augmented reality (AR) provides users with a unique social space where virtual objects are natural parts of the real world. The users can interact with 3D virtual objects and virtual humans projected onto the physical environment. This work examines perceived ownership based on the reality of objects and partners, as well as object controllability in a shared AR setting. Our formal user study with 28 participants shows a sense of possession, control, separation, and partner presence affect their perceived ownership of a shared object. Finally, we discuss the findings and present a conclusion.