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Comparison of Different Talking Heads in Non-Interactive Settings [chapter]

Benjamin Weiss, Christine Kühnel, Ina Wechsung, Sebastian Möller, Sascha Fagel
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Six different talking heads have been evaluated in two consecutive experiments. Two text-to-speech components and three head components have been used.  ...  A good appearance seems to affect the perception of sympathy and the ascription of reliability.  ...  The experiments were carried out partly in the frame of the Thinking Head project (Australian fund by ARC/NH & MRC).  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-02580-8_38 fatcat:j7codjnxazenpjlavhnly6hkbe

Interaction and Humans in Internet of Things [chapter]

Markku Turunen, Daniel Sonntag, Klaus-Peter Engelbrecht, Thomas Olsson, Dirk Schnelle-Walka, Andrés Lucero
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Some examples include mobile applications and embedded touchscreens for control of various functions (e.g., heating, lights, and energy efficiency) in environments such as homes and offices.  ...  Internet of Things is mainly about connected devices embedded in our everyday environment.  ...  Introduction Most successful Internet of Things applications nowadays provide quite straightforward user interfaces in comparison to the vast capabilities a smart device with smart materials, sensors and  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-22723-8_80 fatcat:aqlyiqizwjbifflske2wrz36ea

Hacking the Natural Habitat: An In-the-Wild Study of Smart Homes, Their Development, and the People Who Live in Them [chapter]

Sarah Mennicken, Elaine M. Huang
2012 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We also explored the varied roles of the smart home inhabitants that emerged during these phases, and several of the challenges and benefits that arise while living in a smart home.  ...  We also explored the varied roles of the smart home inhabitants that emerged during these phases, and several of the challenges and benefits that arise while living in a smart home.  ...  " process of developing a smart home, and the effects of smart homes on the everyday lives of their inhabitants in a naturalistic, nonexperimental, non-laboratory context.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-31205-2_10 fatcat:vfwzdja7pvgcdbxfw5aa7tenli

Commercial Technologies for Advanced Light Control in Smart Building Energy Management Systems: A Comparative Study

Roufaida Laidi, Djamel Djenouri, Marc Ringel
2019 Energy and Power Engineering  
This work investigates the economic, social, and environmental impact of adopting different smart lighting architectures for home automation in two geographical and regulatory regions: Algiers, Algeria  ...  Lighting consumes a considerable amount of energy, and devices for smart lighting solutions are among the most purchased smart home devices.  ...  Acknowledgements This work is supported with a grant from the Arab German Young Academy Conflicts of Interest The authors declare no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.4236/epe.2019.118018 fatcat:afrd4bcy7bfatp6zrl7vlnwpga

Intelligent Interfaces to Empower People with Disabilities [chapter]

Margrit Betke
2010 Handbook of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments  
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.  ...  , in particular, Prof.  ...  Nonetheless, much effort is still needed to ease the acceptance and use of smart environments in schools, care facilities, and homes, and to develop methods to teach in smart environments.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-93808-0_15 fatcat:hye54xhf5zdtlo3mufb3mhvmyi

Unacceptable, where is my privacy? Exploring Accidental Triggers of Smart Speakers [article]

Lea Schönherr, Maximilian Golla, Thorsten Eisenhofer, Jan Wiele, Dorothea Kolossa, Thorsten Holz
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Voice assistants like Amazon's Alexa, Google's Assistant, or Apple's Siri, have become the primary (voice) interface in smart speakers that can be found in millions of households.  ...  In this paper, we perform a comprehensive analysis of such accidental triggers, i.,e., sounds that should not have triggered the voice assistant, but did.  ...  We analyzed the Chinese TV show All Is Well and German-dubbed version of the TV show Modern Family for easy comparison.  ... 
arXiv:2008.00508v1 fatcat:7at7gpohvfcqvnuoe3hef2j3x4

Talking American in the Midwest: Linguistic Diversity and Authenticity in the Twentieth-Century United States

MOLLY BECKER
2021 Journal of American Studies  
In The Odyssey of a Nice Girl, Ruth Suckow, like many authors at the time, used immigrant language as a foil for midwestern speech to demonstrate its "standard" Americanness.  ...  language that unified Americans became a controversial topic in public discourse.  ...  AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY Molly Becker is a doctoral candidate in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0021875821000815 fatcat:ovgj3dh6pbcircvxq2nwobj7qy

KI 2007 Ankündigung

Joachim Hertzberg
2007 Künstliche Intelligenz  
Invited Talks at KI 2007 The Role of AI in Shaping Smart Services and Smart Systems Sahin Albayrak, TU Berlin Services and Systems must include a set of features to remain competent and future-conform:  ...  This is for the purpose of intention recognition, the triggering of smart home environments, or for the investigation of how people deal with specific problems or how they do specific things.  ...  From a scientific point of view, emotions play an essential role in decision making, as well as in perception and learning.  ... 
dblp:journals/ki/Hertzberg07a fatcat:p5edhdrexjd4bh3aetqmymav2e

On the Road to an Electric Mobility Mass Market—How Can Early Adopters be Characterized? [chapter]

Axel Ensslen, Alexandra-Gwyn Paetz, Sonja Babrowski, Patrick Jochem, Wolf Fichtner
2015 Lecture Notes in Mobility  
Additionally, regression methods have been applied in order to characterize early EV adopters based on a subsample of EV company car users in the French-German context.  ...  Those involved Electric Vehicle (EV) users, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicle users as well as persons with strong interest in EV and smart home technologies.  ...  business as usual, we are heading towards an environmental catastrophe.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-24229-3_3 fatcat:4r447ikigvesjkkfwxeirozp2u

The Unaccommodated Woman: Home, Homelessness and Identity

Julia Wardhaugh
1999 Sociological Review  
law to smart home environments.  ...  Leslie tells Sam that it's all in their head, and that they are fantasizing that they're being persecuted by the smart home.  ... 
doi:10.1111/1467-954x.00164 fatcat:sukf5id5k5b6xcblakcsuwivsi

A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Real Time Traffic Information Providers

Tim Paul Bauer, Janick Edinger, Christian Becker
2019 2019 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PerCom Workshops)  
Representation Learning for Minority and Subtle Activities in a Smart Home Environment Andrea Rosales Sanabria, Tom Kelsey and Juan Ye (University of St Andrews, United Kingdom) 3A3. Hot or Not?  ...  A False Sense of Home Security -Exposing the Vulnerability in Away Mode of Smart Plugs Austin Wang and Shahriar Nirjon (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA) PI8.  ... 
doi:10.1109/percomw.2019.8730795 dblp:conf/percom/BauerEB19 fatcat:uezoiac6onfkjipjci3zmidsvi

Interaction Guidelines for Personal Voice Assistants in Smart Homes

Tamino Huxohl, Marian Pohling, Birte Carlmeyer, Britta Wrede, Thomas Hermann
2019 2019 International Conference on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue (SpeD)  
of smart home control.  ...  The use of Personal Voice Assistants (PVAs) 1 such as Alexa and the Google Assistant is rising steadily, but there is a lack of research investigating common issues and requests of PVAs in the context  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work was funded as part of the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology 'CITEC' (EXC 277), Bielefeld University.  ... 
doi:10.1109/sped.2019.8906642 dblp:conf/sped/HuxohlPCW019 fatcat:ltesjbjzencvddfnkha3vnv42i

Age-Appropriate Information Technology on the Advance: Putting Paid to Olden Times

Stefan Heng
2009 Social Science Research Network  
Whereas for a long time social interpretation homed in on the doomsday scenarios of demographic change, it is the economic potential that is now emerging with increasing clarity.  ...  Information and communication technologies stand a good chance of benefiting from this trend.  ...  The systems are designed to make it easier for people to cope with everyday tasks, permitting seniors to lead a more independent life in their familiar home environment. 3 The main purpose of AAL systems  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1529577 fatcat:lu6z2igk5zflnl7nukskimbmtu

Ambient Notification Environments (Dagstuhl Seminar 17161)

Lewis Chuang, Sven Gehring, Judy Kay, Albrecht Schmidt, Marc Herbstritt
2017 Dagstuhl Reports  
In the Dagstuhl Seminar 17161 "Ambient Notification Environments" we brought together experts from different fields related to smart homes, ambient intelligence, human-computer interaction, activity recognition  ...  This often results in users being overwhelmed by notifications and interruptions to their regular schedule, to whom a complete avoidance of technology seems to be the only viable option.  ...  Exploring notifications in smart home environments.  ... 
doi:10.4230/dagrep.7.4.38 dblp:journals/dagstuhl-reports/ChuangGK017 fatcat:h3z66743i5aqpb7sqli5wbxd6y

I'll keep an eye on you: Home robot companion for elderly people with cognitive impairment

H.-M. Gross, Ch. Schroeter, S. Mueller, M. Volkhardt, E. Einhorn, A. Bley, T. Langner, Ch. Martin, M. Merten
2011 2011 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics  
The paper gives an overview of the progress in developing a socially assistive home robot companion for elderly people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) living alone at home.  ...  skills for robust user detection and tracking and user-centered navigation in the home environment, and reports on already conducted and still ongoing functionality testings and pending usability studies  ...  in the smart home environment, a more sophisticated search strategy can be applied.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icsmc.2011.6084050 dblp:conf/smc/GrossSMVEBLMM11 fatcat:j2ezwzijpjh4rg32ltwm6uaztq
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