Physically embodied conversational agents as health and fitness companions

Turunen, Markku, Hakulinen, Jaakko, Smith, Cameron, Charlton, Daniel and Zhang, Li (2008) Physically embodied conversational agents as health and fitness companions. In: Interspeech 2008: 9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, 22-26 September 2008, Brisbane, Australia.

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We present a physical multimodal conversational Companion in the area of health and fitness. Conversational spoken dialogues using physical agents provide a potential interface for applications which are aimed at motivating and supporting users. Open source software called jNabServer, which enables spoken and multimodal interaction with Nabaztag/tag wireless rabbits, is presented together with other software architecture solutions applied in the development of the Companion. We also present how the Companion manages interaction with the combination of a dialogue manager and a cognitive model.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: spoken dialogue systems, multimodality, software architectures, physical agent interfaces
Subjects: G700 Artificial Intelligence
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Sarah Howells
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2012 10:06
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2019 00:24

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