An embodied conversational agent as a lifestyle advisor

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/94080
Title:
An embodied conversational agent as a lifestyle advisor
Book Title:
AAMAS '08: Proceedings of the 7th international joint conference on autonomous agents and multiagent systems: demo papers
Authors:
Smith, C. (Cameron); Charlton, D. (Daniel); Zhang, L. (Li); Cavazza, M. O. (Marc); Hakulinen, J. (Jaakko); Turunen, M. (Markku)
Editors:
Padgham, L. (Lin); Parkes, D. (David); Müller, J. P. (Jörg); Parsons, S. (Simon)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside
Citation:
Smith, C. et al. (2008) 'An embodied conversational agent as a lifestyle advisor', 7th international joint conference on autonomous agents and multiagent systems, Estoril, Portugal, May 12-16, in Padgham, L. et al. (eds) AAMAS '08: Proceedings of the 7th international joint conference on autonomous agents and multiagent systems: demo papers. International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, pp.1713-1714.
Publisher:
International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
Conference:
7th international joint conference on autonomous agents and multiagent systems, 2008, Estoril, Portugal, May 12-16, 2008
Issue Date:
May-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/94080
Additional Links:
http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1402744.1402779&coll=GUIDE&dl=GUIDE&type=series&idx=SERIES134&part=series&WantType=Proceedings&title=AGENTS&CFID=://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Proceedings%20of%20the%207th%20international%20joint%20conference%20on%20autonomous%20agents%20and%20multiagent%20systems:%20demo%20papers&CFTOKEN=www.google.co.uk/search?q=Proceedings%20of%20the%207th%20international%20joint%20conference%20on%20autonomous%20agents%20and%20multiagent%20systems:%20demo%20papers
Abstract:
Persistent Embodied Conversational Agents (ECA) can be used to assist users in their daily activities. We introduce the Health and Fitness Companion (HFC), which is a conversational system aimed at promoting a healthier lifestyle. The system is embodied using the NabaztagTM device, a wireless plastic rabbit supporting multimodal input and output. The HFC integrates a spoken dialogue system previously developed by some of the authors, and a cognitive model, based on Hierarchical Task Network (HTN) planning, which enables the ECA to reason on the user activities and generate plans for recommended activities. A typical demonstration scenario consists in two short conversation sessions between the HFC and the user. During the first the HFC helps the user to plan her day ahead, while the second involves reporting the activities actually carried out. The system has undergone early tests with generic users, which have demonstrated its usability and stability (89% successful dialogue completions).
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings; Book Chapter
Language:
en
Keywords:
embodied conversational agents; health; fitness; Nabaztag; lifestyle; technology
ISBN:
9780981738109
Rights:
No publisher policy information on http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 11/03/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 11/03/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorSmith, C. (Cameron)en
dc.contributor.authorCharlton, D. (Daniel)en
dc.contributor.authorZhang, L. (Li)en
dc.contributor.authorCavazza, M. O. (Marc)en
dc.contributor.authorHakulinen, J. (Jaakko)en
dc.contributor.authorTurunen, M. (Markku)en
dc.contributor.editorPadgham, L. (Lin)en
dc.contributor.editorParkes, D. (David)en
dc.contributor.editorMüller, J. P. (Jörg)en
dc.contributor.editorParsons, S. (Simon)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-11T10:22:53Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-11T10:22:53Z-
dc.date.issued2008-05-
dc.identifier.isbn9780981738109-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/94080-
dc.description.abstractPersistent Embodied Conversational Agents (ECA) can be used to assist users in their daily activities. We introduce the Health and Fitness Companion (HFC), which is a conversational system aimed at promoting a healthier lifestyle. The system is embodied using the NabaztagTM device, a wireless plastic rabbit supporting multimodal input and output. The HFC integrates a spoken dialogue system previously developed by some of the authors, and a cognitive model, based on Hierarchical Task Network (HTN) planning, which enables the ECA to reason on the user activities and generate plans for recommended activities. A typical demonstration scenario consists in two short conversation sessions between the HFC and the user. During the first the HFC helps the user to plan her day ahead, while the second involves reporting the activities actually carried out. The system has undergone early tests with generic users, which have demonstrated its usability and stability (89% successful dialogue completions).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systemsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1402744.1402779&coll=GUIDE&dl=GUIDE&type=series&idx=SERIES134&part=series&WantType=Proceedings&title=AGENTS&CFID=://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Proceedings%20of%20the%207th%20international%20joint%20conference%20on%20autonomous%20agents%20and%20multiagent%20systems:%20demo%20papers&CFTOKEN=www.google.co.uk/search?q=Proceedings%20of%20the%207th%20international%20joint%20conference%20on%20autonomous%20agents%20and%20multiagent%20systems:%20demo%20papers-
dc.rightsNo publisher policy information on http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 11/03/2010]en
dc.subjectembodied conversational agentsen
dc.subjecthealthen
dc.subjectfitnessen
dc.subjectNabaztagen
dc.subjectlifestyleen
dc.subjecttechnologyen
dc.titleAn embodied conversational agent as a lifestyle advisoren
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.typeBook Chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teessideen
dc.title.bookAAMAS '08: Proceedings of the 7th international joint conference on autonomous agents and multiagent systems: demo papersen
dc.identifier.conference7th international joint conference on autonomous agents and multiagent systems, 2008, Estoril, Portugal, May 12-16, 2008en
ref.citationcount0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 11/03/2010]en
or.citation.harvardSmith, C. et al. (2008) 'An embodied conversational agent as a lifestyle advisor', 7th international joint conference on autonomous agents and multiagent systems, Estoril, Portugal, May 12-16, in Padgham, L. et al. (eds) AAMAS '08: Proceedings of the 7th international joint conference on autonomous agents and multiagent systems: demo papers. International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, pp.1713-1714.-
prism.startingPage1713-
prism.endingPage1714-
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