Studying the Effects of Affective Feedback in Embodied Tutors

Lim, M. Y., Foster, M. E. , Janarthanam, S., Deshmukh, A. , Hastie, H. and Aylett, R. (2014) Studying the Effects of Affective Feedback in Embodied Tutors. In: Proceedings of the 18th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (DialWatt), Edinburgh, Scotland, 01-03 Sep 2014, pp. 217-219.

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We present a study designed to explore the effect of feedback on perception of an interactive embodied agent as well as the overall performance and experience of primary school children aged 12-13 carrying out a treasure hunt activity. We use an interactive dialogue agent to compare three experimental conditions: no feedback, neutral feedback, and affective feedback. We study if the agent in the affective condition helps in engagement of the task more than the two other conditions.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Deshmukh, Dr Amol and Foster, Dr Mary Ellen
Authors: Lim, M. Y., Foster, M. E., Janarthanam, S., Deshmukh, A., Hastie, H., and Aylett, R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science

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