Interactive narration with a child: impact of prosody and facial expressions

Ovidiu Șerban, Mukesh Barange, Sahba Zojaji, Alexandre Pauchet, Adeline Richard, Emilie Chanoni
2017 Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction - ICMI 2017  
Intelligent Virtual Agents are suitable means for interactive storytelling for children. The engagement level of child interaction with virtual agents is a challenging issue in this area. However, the characteristics of child-agent interaction received moderate to little attention in scientific studies whereas such knowledge may be crucial to design specific applications. This article proposes a Wizard of Oz platform for interactive narration. An experimental study in the context of interactive
more » ... storytelling exploiting this platform is presented to evaluate the impact of agent prosody and facial expressions on child participation during storytelling. The results show that the use of the virtual agent with prosody and facial expression modalities improves the engagement of children in interaction during the narrative sessions.
doi:10.1145/3136755.3136797 dblp:conf/icmi/SerbanBZPRC17 fatcat:esk6ppiznffnfhmn5yzlwu6qdy