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Naturalness and rapport in a pitch adaptive learning companion

Nichola Lubold, Heather Pon-Barry, Erin Walker
2015 2015 IEEE Workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU)  
and adapt their own voice to that of the computer.  ...  In the below sections, we motivate this work in relation to that individuals interacting with a virtual agent which entrainment, rapport, and learning and describe related work entrained on intensity  ... 
doi:10.1109/asru.2015.7404781 dblp:conf/asru/LuboldPW15 fatcat:olg4n7bhtzb4dartkn7a5nvtha

Storytelling Agents with Personality and Adaptivity [article]

Zhichao Hu, Marilyn A. Walker, Michael Neff, Jean E. Fox Tree
2017 arXiv   pre-print
A second study shows that subjects also prefer adaptive to nonadaptive virtual agents.  ...  We manipulate agent personality on the extraversion scale, whether the agents adapt to one another in their gestural performance and agent gender.  ...  Conversants dynamically adapt to their conversational partner, both in conversation and when telling stories, and using both verbal and nonverbal features [20, 21, 22, 23, 24] , inter alia.  ... 
arXiv:1709.01188v1 fatcat:d2bumr2vojflxozfncqfrl57gi

Storytelling Agents with Personality and Adaptivity [chapter]

Chao Hu, Marilyn A. Walker, Michael Neff, Jean E. Fox Tree
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
A second study shows that subjects also prefer adaptive to nonadaptive virtual agents.  ...  We manipulate agent personality on the extraversion scale, whether the agents adapt to one another in their gestural performance and agent gender.  ...  Conversants dynamically adapt to their conversational partner, both in conversation and when telling stories, and using both verbal and nonverbal features [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] , inter alia.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-21996-7_19 fatcat:hnfj2egikvfxxfekyn4k5m5xdq

Building Expression into Virtual Characters [article]

V. Vinayagamoorthy, M. Gillies, A. Steed, E. Tanguy, X. Pan, C. Loscos, M. Slater
2006 Eurographics State of the Art Reports  
Whilst representations of virtual characters have come a long way in recent years, interactive virtual characters tend to be a bit "wooden" with respect to their perceived behaviour.  ...  In such applications the user may need to interact with a number of different characters that need to invoke specific responses in the user, so that the user interprets the scenario in the way that the  ...  In a face-to-face interaction, individuals who stare too much can cause others to feel ill at ease or uncomfortable while those who do not look at their conversational partners enough make them feel bored  ... 
doi:10.2312/egst.20061052 fatcat:hps7ewshhrdi3jbi5ros57lf2q

Towards Conversational Agents That Attend to and Adapt to Communicative User Feedback [chapter]

Hendrik Buschmeier, Stefan Kopp
2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper presents work towards making conversational agents 'attentive speakers' that continuously attend to the communicative feedback given by their interlocutors and adapt their ongoing and subsequent  ...  communicative behaviour to their needs.  ...  We would like to credit Benjamin Dosch with developing the concepts and mechanisms that make the SPUD NLG microplanner adaptive to the 'attributed listener state'.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-23974-8_19 fatcat:ve75k6x2jvc43aow2vcw3jedte

Bio-Inspired Virtual Populations: Adaptive Behavior With Affective Feedback

Rui Filipe Antunes
2016 Zenodo  
Results show a populations of agents that express their individuality and autonomy with a high level of heterogeneous and spontaneous behaviors, while simultaneously adapting and overcoming their perceptual  ...  We have built on an existing agent framework from Sequeira et al. [17], and adapted it to be susceptible to temperamental and emotive states in the context of cooperative and non-cooperative interactions  ...  The objective is to be able to generate populations of agents that express their individuality and autonomy while simultaneously they adapt and overcome their perceptual limitations.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.820549 fatcat:swbzcphu3vdnbgdtz6p2mfwjny

Persuasive strategies in mobile insomnia therapy: alignment, adaptation, and motivational support

Robbert Jan Beun
2012 Personal and Ubiquitous Computing  
Two of the presented strategies aim at tailoring the intervention: alignment and adaptation; the third strategy, motivational support, aims at the coach's communicative activities to take away motivational  ...  In this paper, it is assumed that the motivation to perform the therapy exercises significantly can be improved by individual tailoring to the characteristics and the circumstances of the user.  ...  Acknowledgments I thank the anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00779-012-0586-2 fatcat:jrvob72ugfdmvmec3ujp3dn6xe

Towards Adaptive Workflow Enactment Using Multiagent Systems

Paul A. Buhler, Jos� M. Vidal
2005 Journal of Special Topics in Information Technology and Management  
We propose that workflow description languages and their associated design tools can be used to specify a multiagent system.  ...  system, which can then intelligently adapt to changing environmental conditions.  ...  In comparison, views toward virtual organizations require flexible, on-the-fly alignment of business partners; in other words, adaptive workflow capabilities.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10799-004-7775-2 fatcat:uhopghwkabct3giv5wowdh3yvq

When to Say What and How: Adapting the Elaborateness and Indirectness of Spoken Dialogue Systems

Juliana Miehle, Wolfgang Minker, Stefan Ultes
2022 Dialogue and Discourse  
of communication styles in human-human interaction to human-computer interaction.  ...  Neural networks are trained and evaluated with features that can be automatically derived during an ongoing interaction in every spoken dialogue system.  ...  We thank the anonymous reviewers and the editors for their constructive comments which helped us to improve the paper.  ... 
doi:10.5210/dad.2022.101 fatcat:oejoxijdjrd5jetwtn2h35uuyq

Human Nature in the Adaptation of Trust

Bart Nooteboom
2006 Social Science Research Network  
As an illustration of an effort in that direction, it summarizes and discusses an agentbased model of the build-up and adaptation of trust between multiple producers and suppliers.  ...  This chapter pleads for more inspiration from human nature, in agent-based modeling.  ...  Agents adapt their trust in a partner as a function of his loyalty, exhibited by his continuation of the relationship.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.903749 fatcat:2ufcgxpowfgmte2iycu264gn7u

Multimodal plan representation for adaptable BML scheduling

Herwin van Welbergen, Dennis Reidsma, Job Zwiers
2013 Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems  
Natural human interaction is characterized by interpersonal coordination: interlocutors converge in their speech rates, smoothly switch speaking turns with virtually no delay, provide their interlocutors  ...  We argue that behavior scheduling for Virtual Humans can be viewed as a constraint satisfaction problem, and show how Elckerlyc uses this view in its flexible behavior plan representation that allows one  ...  A virtual human might also have to closely coordinate their movements with those of a human partner while performing a joint physical task.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10458-012-9217-6 fatcat:vzqgvrosljfn7gqzwxwuhzcvpy

Towards context adaptive privacy decisions in ubiquitous computing

Florian Schaub, Bastian Konings, Michael Weber, Frank Kargl
2012 2012 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops  
The system learns from user interaction and behavior to improve decision accuracy.  ...  When context changes occur, the system adapts a user's privacy preferences to the new situation.  ...  Everyday objects will become smart [1] , [2] in the sense that they can perceive their environment and communicate and interact with each other.  ... 
doi:10.1109/percomw.2012.6197521 dblp:conf/percom/SchaubKWK12 fatcat:k3kbifm4hjaobbrw5mdsy2h6ei

Towards an intelligent system for generating an adapted verbal and nonverbal combined behavior in human–robot interaction

Amir Aly, Adriana Tapus
2015 Autonomous Robots  
In Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) scenarios, an intelligent robot should be able to synthesize an appropriate behavior adapted to human profile (i.e., personality).  ...  gestures, and the adapted speech-only robot behavior, on interaction.  ...  Acknowledgements This work is supported by the French National Research Agency (ANR) through Chaire d'Excellence program 2009 (Human-Robot Interaction for Assistive Applications).  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10514-015-9444-1 fatcat:dzjhqpp2krenfekgkuv7ls3on4

Multidimensional Context-Aware Adaptation of Service Front-Ends

Javier Caminero, María del Carmen Rodríguez Gancedo, Jean Vanderdonckt, Fabio Paternò, Jörg Rett, Dave Raggett, Jean-Loup Comeliau, Ignacio Marín
2012 Workshop on Context-Aware Adaptation of Service Front-Ends  
Such user interfaces are aware of the changes in the context and can react to them in a continuous way.  ...  This includes adaptation to the user's devices, tasks, preferences and abilities, thereby improving the user's satisfaction and performance compared to traditional approaches to user interface design.  ...  The inclusion of ECAs (Embodied Conversational Agents) technology for guiding the navigation through all this personal information is also being considered.  ... 
dblp:conf/casfe/CamineroGVPRRC012 fatcat:p32gkllki5aurc6j7d33i7xgle

Expressive AI: A Hybrid Art and Science Practice

Michael Mateas
2001 Leonardo: Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology  
Expressive AI is a new interdiscipline of AI-based cultural production combining art practice and AI research practice.  ...  This paper explores the notion of expressive AI by comparing it with other AI discourses, describing how it borrows notions of interpretation and authorship from both art and AI research practice, and  ...  The technical practice of building the artifact becomes one of exploring which architectures and techniques best serve as an inscription device within which the authors can express their message.  ... 
doi:10.1162/002409401750184717 fatcat:t5rccapjiralndfajwbzs7vl4e
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