A 'companion' ECA with planning and activity modelling

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/93919
Title:
A 'companion' ECA with planning and activity modelling
Book Title:
Proceedings of the seventh international conference on autonomous agents and multiagent systems, Vol. 3.
Authors:
Cavazza, M. O. (Marc); Smith, C. (Cameron); Charlton, D. (Daniel); Zhang, L. (Li); Turunen, M. (Markku); Hakulinen, J. (Jaakko)
Editors:
Padgham, L. (Lin); Parkes, D. (David); Müller, J. P. (Jörg); Parsons, S. (Simon)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside
Citation:
Cavazza, M. O. et al. (2008) 'A 'companion' ECA with planning and activity modelling', 7th international conference on autonomous agents and multiagent systems, Estoril, Portugal, May 12-16, in Padgham, L. et al. (eds) Proceedings of the seventh international conference on autonomous agents and multiagent systems, Vol. 3. International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, pp.1281-1284.
Publisher:
International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
Conference:
7th international conference on autonomous agents and multiagent systems, Estoril, Portgal, 12-16 May 2008
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/93919
Additional Links:
http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1402821.1402851&coll=GUIDE&dl=GUIDE&type=series&idx=SERIES134&part=series&WantType=Proceedings&title=AGENTS&CFID=79307293&CFTOKEN=55783817
Abstract:
In this paper, we describe the development of an Embodied Conversational Agent (ECA) implementing the concept of a companion, i.e. an agent supporting the persistent representation of user activities and dialogue-based communication with the user. This first experiment implements a Health and Fitness companion aimed at promoting a healthier lifestyle. The system operates by generating an 'ideal' plan of daily activities from background knowledge and dialogue interaction with the user. This plan then becomes an activity model, which will later be instantiated by reports from the user and analysed by the agent from the perspective of initial objectives. At various stages of the day, the plan can still be adapted through further dialogue. The agent is embodied using a wireless rabbit (Nabaztag™) device situated in the user's home. After describing the planning component, based on Hierarchical Task Networks (HTN) and the spoken dialogue system, we present a working example from the system illustrating its behaviour through various phases of user activity generation, updating and re-planning.
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings; Book Chapter
Language:
en
Keywords:
embodied conversational agent; ECA; health; fitness; activity modelling
ISBN:
978098173812X
Rights:
No publisher policy information on http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 09/03/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 09/03/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorCavazza, M. O. (Marc)en
dc.contributor.authorSmith, C. (Cameron)en
dc.contributor.authorCharlton, D. (Daniel)en
dc.contributor.authorZhang, L. (Li)en
dc.contributor.authorTurunen, M. (Markku)en
dc.contributor.authorHakulinen, J. (Jaakko)en
dc.contributor.editorPadgham, L. (Lin)-
dc.contributor.editorParkes, D. (David)-
dc.contributor.editorMüller, J. P. (Jörg)-
dc.contributor.editorParsons, S. (Simon)-
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-09T10:48:36Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-09T10:48:36Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.isbn978098173812X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/93919-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we describe the development of an Embodied Conversational Agent (ECA) implementing the concept of a companion, i.e. an agent supporting the persistent representation of user activities and dialogue-based communication with the user. This first experiment implements a Health and Fitness companion aimed at promoting a healthier lifestyle. The system operates by generating an 'ideal' plan of daily activities from background knowledge and dialogue interaction with the user. This plan then becomes an activity model, which will later be instantiated by reports from the user and analysed by the agent from the perspective of initial objectives. At various stages of the day, the plan can still be adapted through further dialogue. The agent is embodied using a wireless rabbit (Nabaztag™) device situated in the user's home. After describing the planning component, based on Hierarchical Task Networks (HTN) and the spoken dialogue system, we present a working example from the system illustrating its behaviour through various phases of user activity generation, updating and re-planning.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systemsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1402821.1402851&coll=GUIDE&dl=GUIDE&type=series&idx=SERIES134&part=series&WantType=Proceedings&title=AGENTS&CFID=79307293&CFTOKEN=55783817en
dc.rightsNo publisher policy information on http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 09/03/2010]en
dc.subjectembodied conversational agenten
dc.subjectECAen
dc.subjecthealthen
dc.subjectfitnessen
dc.subjectactivity modellingen
dc.titleA 'companion' ECA with planning and activity modellingen
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.typeBook Chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teessideen
dc.title.bookProceedings of the seventh international conference on autonomous agents and multiagent systems, Vol. 3.en
dc.identifier.conference7th international conference on autonomous agents and multiagent systems, Estoril, Portgal, 12-16 May 2008en
ref.citationcount0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 09/03/2010]en
or.citation.harvardCavazza, M. O. et al. (2008) 'A 'companion' ECA with planning and activity modelling', 7th international conference on autonomous agents and multiagent systems, Estoril, Portugal, May 12-16, in Padgham, L. et al. (eds) Proceedings of the seventh international conference on autonomous agents and multiagent systems, Vol. 3. International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, pp.1281-1284.-
prism.startingPage1281-
prism.endingPage1284-
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