Category: Embodied Conversational Agents

Socially-Aware Animated Intelligent Personal Assistant Agent

Matsuyama, M., Bhardwaj, A., Zhao, R., Romero, O., Akoju, S., Cassell, J. (2016, September). Socially-Aware Animated Intelligent Personal Assistant Agent, 17th Annual SIGDIAL Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue

  • Architectures
  • Computational Models of Behavior
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Implementation
  • Machine Learning
  • Multimodal
  • Natural Language Generation (NLG)
  • Rapport
  • Verbal and Nonverbal

Accessing Peer Social Interaction: Using Authorable Virtual Peer Technology as a Component of a Group Social Skills Intervention Program.

Tartaro, A., Cassell, J., Ratz, C., Lira, J., Nanclares-Nogues, V. (2015) “Accessing Peer Social Interaction: Using Authorable Virtual Peer Technology as a Component of a Group Social Skills Intervention Program.” ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS), 6, 1, Article 2, 29 pages.

  • Authorable Virtual Peers
  • Autism
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Peers
  • Social Skills
  • Virtual Peers

Towards a Computational Architecture of Dyadic Rapport Management for Virtual Agents. In Bickmore, Sidner & Marsella (eds.)

Papangelis, A., Zhao, R., Cassell, J. (2014) “Towards a Computational Architecture of Dyadic Rapport Management for Virtual Agents. In Bickmore, Sidner & Marsella (eds.)” Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA) 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 8637, pp. 320-324.

  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Implementation
  • Rapport

Towards a Dyadic Computational Model of Rapport Management for Human-Virtual Agent Interaction

Zhao, R., Papangelis, A., Cassell, J. (2014), “Towards a Dyadic Computational Model of Rapport Management for Human-Virtual Agent Interaction. In Bickmore, Sidner & Marsella (eds.)” Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA) 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 8637, pp. 514-527.

  • Computational Models of Behavior
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Rapport

Modeling ethnicity into technology: Using virtual agents to understand sociolinguistic variation

Finkelstein, S., Yarzebinski, E., Vaughn, C., Cassell, J. (2013) “Modeling ethnicity into technology: Using virtual agents to understand sociolinguistic variation”. in Proceedings of NWAV 42,, Oct 17- 20, 2013, Pittsburgh, PA.

  • Computational Models of Behavior
  • Culture
  • Dialect
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Virtual Peers

The effects of culturally-congruent educational technologies on student achievement

Finkelstein, S., Yarzebinski, E., Vaughn, C., Ogan, A., Cassell, J. (2013) “The effects of culturally-congruent educational technologies on student achievement”. in Proceedings of Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED).,July 09-13 2013, Memphis, TN. (Conference Best Paper Award Winner)

  • Culture
  • Dialect
  • Education
  • Embodied Conversational Agents

Alex: A Virtual Peer that Identifies Student Dialect

Finkelstein, S., Ogan, A., Vaughn, C., & Cassell, J. (2013) “Alex: A Virtual Peer that Identifies Student Dialect”. in Proceedings of Workshop on Culturally-Aware Technology Enhanced Learning, Paphos, Cyprus.

  • Culture
  • Dialect
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Virtual Peers

Investigating the Influence of Virtual Peers as Dialect Models on Students’ Prosodic Inventory

Finkelstein, S., Scherer, S., Ogan, A., Morency, L.P., Cassell, J. (2012) “Investigating the Influence of Virtual Peers as Dialect Models on Students’ Prosodic Inventory”. in Proceedings of WOCCI (Workshop on Child-Computer Interfaces) at INTERSPEECH 2013, September 14-15, 2012, Portland, OR.

  • Culture
  • Dialect
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Multimodal
  • Virtual Peers

Oh Dear Stacy! Social Interaction, Elaboration, and Learning with Teachable Agents

Ogan, A., Finkelstein, S., Mayfield, E., Matsuda, N., Cassell, J. (2012) “Oh Dear Stacy! Social Interaction, Elaboration, and Learning with Teachable Agents” in Proceedings of CHI 2012, May 5-10, 2010, Austin, TX. [PDF]

  • Education
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Peers
  • Rapport
  • Virtual Peers

Rudeness and rapport: Insults and learning gains in peer tutoring

Finkelstein, S., Ogan, A., Walker, E., Muller, R., Cassell, J. (2012) “Rudeness and rapport: Insults and learning gains in peer tutoring” in Proceedings of ntelligent Tutoring Systems, Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

  • Computational Models of Behavior
  • Education
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Rapport
  • Virtual Peers

Brick by Brick: Iterating Interventions to Bridge the Achievement Gap with Virtual Peers

Rader, E., Echelbarger, M. Cassell, J. (2011) “Brick by Brick: Iterating Interventions to Bridge the Achievement Gap with Virtual Peers” in Proceedings of the CHI’11 Conference, May 9-12, Vancouver, BC

  • Culture
  • Education
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Peers
  • Rapport
  • Virtual Peers

The Role of Embodiment and Perspective in Direction-Giving Systems

Hasegawa, D., Cassell, J., Araki, K. (2010) “The Role of Embodiment and Perspective in Direction-Giving Systems” in Proceedings of AAAI Fall Workshop on Dialog with Robots. Nov 11-13, Arlington, VA

  • Direction-Giving
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Multimodal

Modeling Culturally Authentic Style Shifting with Virtual Peers

Cassell, J., Geraghty, K., Gonzalez, B., Borland, J. (2009) “Modeling Culturally Authentic Style Shifting with Virtual Peers” in Proceedings of ICMI-MLMI. Nov. 2-6, Cambridge, MA [PDF]

  • Education
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Rapport
  • Virtual Peers

Playing with Virtual Peers: Bootstrapping Contingent Discourse in Children with Autism

Tartaro, A. & Cassell, J. (2008). “Playing with Virtual Peers: Bootstrapping Contingent Discourse in Children with Autism” Proceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), June 24-28, Utrecht, Netherlands.

  • Autism
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Social Skills
  • Virtual Peers

Body Language: Lessons from the Near-Human

Cassell, Justine (2007) “Body Language: Lessons from the Near-Human”. In J. Riskin (ed.) Genesis Redux : Essays in the History and Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence . Chicago: University of Chicago Press., pp 346-374.

  • Computational Models of Behavior
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Multimodal

Ethnic Identity and Engagement in Embodied Conversational Agents

Iacobelli, F. & Cassell, J. (2007). “Ethnic Identity and Engagement in Embodied Conversational Agents” Proceedings of Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA), Sept. 17-19, Paris, France.

  • Culture
  • Dialect
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Virtual Peers

Trading Spaces: How Humans and Humanoids use Speech and Gesture to Give Directions

Cassell, Justine, Kopp, Stefan, Tepper, Paul, Ferriman, Kim & Striegnitz, K . (2007) “Trading Spaces: How Humans and Humanoids use Speech and Gesture to Give Directions.” In T. Nishida (ed.) Conversational Informatics. New York: John Wiley & Sons, pp. 133-160

  • Computational Models of Behavior
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Multimodal
  • Natural Language Generation (NLG)

Is it Self-Administration if the Computer Gives you Encouraging Looks?

Cassell, Justine & Miller, Peter (2007) “Is it Self-Administration if the Computer Gives you Encouraging Looks?” In F.G. Conrad & M.F. Schober (Eds.), Envisioning the Survey Interview of the Future. New York: John Wiley & Sons, pp. 161-178.

  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Multimodal
  • Survey Interviewing

Intersubjectivity in Human-Agent Interaction

Cassell, J., Tartaro, A. (2008) Intersubjectivity in Human-Agent Interaction. Interaction Studies 8 (3): 391-410

  • Computational Models of Behavior
  • Embodied Conversational Agents

Towards Integrated Microplanning of Language and Iconic Gesture for Multimodal Output

Kopp, Stefan, Tepper, Paul and Cassell, Justine. (2004). “Towards Integrated Microplanning of Language and Iconic Gesture for Multimodal Output.”Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI) 2004. Oct. 14-15, Penn State University, State College, PA.

  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Multimodal
  • Natural Language Generation (NLG)

Authorable Virtual Peers for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Tartaro, A., & Cassell, J. (2006). “Authorable Virtual Peers for Autism Spectrum Disorders.” Proceedings of the Workshop on Language-Enabled Educational Technology at the 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI06), August 28-31, Riva del Garda, Italy.

  • Authorable Virtual Peers
  • Autism
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Peers
  • Social Skills
  • Virtual Peers

Using Virtual Peer Technology as an Intervention for Children with Autism

Tartaro, A., & Cassell, J. (2006). “Using Virtual Peer Technology as an Intervention for Children with Autism”. Universal Usability: Designing Computer Interfaces for Diverse User Populations. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., pp. 231-262

  • Autism
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Social Skills
  • Virtual Peers

Social Dialogue with Embodied Conversational Agents

Bickmore, T., Cassell, J. (2005) “Social Dialogue with Embodied Conversational Agents” In J. van Kuppevelt, L. Dybkjaer, & N. Bernsen (eds.), Advances in Natural, Multimodal Dialogue Systems. New York: Kluwer Academic.

  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Trust

Social Dialogue with Embodied Conversational Agents

Bickmore, T., Cassell, J. (2004) “Social Dialogue with Embodied Conversational Agents”In J. van Kuppevelt, L. Dybkjaer, and N. Bernsen (eds.), Natural, Intelligent and Effective Interaction with Multimodal Dialogue Systems. New York: Kluwer Academic.

  • Computational Models of Behavior
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Evaluation
  • Trust

Sam Goes to School: Story Listening Systems in the Classroom

Kehoe, C., Cassell, J., Goldman, S., Dai, J., Gouldstone, I., MacLeod, S., O’Day, T., Pandolfo, A., Ryokai, K., Wang, A. (2004) “Sam Goes to School: Story Listening Systems in the Classroom”International Conference for the Learning Sciences.

  • Education
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Narrative
  • Storytelling and Storylistening
  • Virtual Peers

Content in Context: Generating Language and Iconic Gesture without a Gestionary

Tepper, P., Kopp, S., Cassell, J. (2004) “Content in Context: Generating Language and Iconic Gesture without a Gestionary”Proceedings of the Workshop on Balanced Perception and Action in ECAs at AAMAS ’04.

  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Gesture
  • Multimodal
  • Natural Language Generation (NLG)

Virtual Peers as Partners in Storytelling and Literacy Learning

Ryokai, K., Vaucelle, C., Cassell, J. (2003) “Virtual Peers as Partners in Storytelling and Literacy Learning”Journal of Computer Assisted Learning 19(2): 195-208

  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Literacy
  • Narrative
  • Storytelling and Storylistening
  • Virtual Peers

Negotiated Collusion: Modeling Social Language and its Relationship Effects in Intelligent Agents

Cassell, J., Bickmore, T. (2003) “Negotiated Collusion: Modeling Social Language and its Relationship Effects in Intelligent Agents”User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction 13(1-2): 89-132

  • Architectures
  • Computational Models of Behavior
  • Direction-Giving
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Evaluation
  • Multimodal
  • Trust

Towards a Model of Face-to-Face Grounding

Nakano, Y., Reinstein, G., Stocky, T., Cassell, J. (2003) “Towards a Model of Face-to-Face Grounding”Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. July 7-12, Sapporo, Japan.

  • Conversation
  • Embodied Conversational Agents
  • Multimodal
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