Learn More
Many calendar tools have become available to organize, display, and track a user’s commitments. However, most people still spend a considerable amount of time personally organizing meetings and managing the constant changes and adjustments that must be made to their schedules. Our goal is to provide the technology necessary to manage an individual’s(More)
The goal of CALO (Cognitive Assistant that Learns and Organizes) is to design an automated personal assistant to support a busy high-level knowledge worker. Operating in an inherently dynamic and uncertain domain, CALO relies on constraint technology in several components of its architecture. We outline the challenges and opportunities presented by(More)
Current research suggests that hourly rounds on hospitalized patients may be associated with improvements in care delivery and in the patients' perception of care, as well as a reduction in patient safety events. Implementing an hourly rounding protocol involves a major change in nursing staff workflow and a substantial training and education program to(More)
One of the most fundamental challenges of building a human-multiagent team is adjustable autonomy, a process in which the control over team decisions is dynamically transferred between humans and agents. This thesis studies adjustable autonomy in the context of a human interacting with a team of agents and focuses on four issues that arise when addressing(More)
We present a case study in engineering a large knowledge base (KB) to meet the requirements of a personal assistant. We designed the agent to function in an office environment to perform tasks such as managing emails, scheduling meetings, and performing tasks on behalf of its user. We discuss our KB development methodology and the engineering challenges we(More)
Virtual environments (VEs) provide an appealing vehicle for training complex skills, particularly for domains where real-world practice incurs significant time, expense, or risk. Two impediments currently block widespread use of intelligent training tools for VEs. The first impediment is that techniques for assessing performance focus on algorithmic skills(More)