Demonstration of an Always-On Companion for Isolated Older Adults


We summarize the status of an ongoing project to develop and evaluate a companion for isolated older adults. Four key scientific issues in the project are: embodiment, interaction paradigm, engagement and relationship. The system architecture is extensible and handles realtime behaviors. The system supports multiple activities, including discussing the weather, playing cards, telling stories, exercise coaching and video conferencing. A live, working demo system will be presented at the meeting.

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@inproceedings{Sidner2013DemonstrationOA, title={Demonstration of an Always-On Companion for Isolated Older Adults}, author={Candace L. Sidner and Timothy W. Bickmore and Charles Rich and Barbara Barry and Lazlo Ring and Morteza Behrooz and Mohammad Shayganfar}, booktitle={SIGDIAL Conference}, year={2013} }