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Does your robot know? Enhancing children's information retrieval through spoken conversation with responsible robots

@article{Beelen2021DoesYR,
  title={Does your robot know? Enhancing children's information retrieval through spoken conversation with responsible robots},
  author={Thomas Beelen and Ella Velner and Roeland Ordelman and Khiet P. Truong and Vanessa Evers and Theo W. C. Huibers},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2106.07931}
}
In this paper, we identify challenges in children’s current information retrieval process, and propose conversational robots as an opportunity to ease this process in a responsible way. Tools children currently use in this process, such as search engines on a computer or voice agents, do not always meet their specific needs. The conversational robot we propose maintains context, asks clarifying questions, and gives suggestions in order to better meet children’s needs. Since children are often… Expand

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