A Real-Time Architecture for Embodied Conversational Agents: Beyond Turn-Taking
- B. Nooraei, C. Rich, C. Sidner
- Proc. 7th Int. Conf. on Advances in Computer…
We summarize the status of an ongoing project to develop and evaluate a companion, embodied as a robot or virtual agent, for isolated older adults. Three key issues in the project are: the embodiment of the agent, methods to reduce social isolation, and the nature of the social relationship between the user and the agent. Our agent/robot supports multiple activities, including discussing the weather, playing card socially, telling life stories, exercise coaching and video conferencing.