Sarah: An ECA in the Wild

Lim, M. Y., Kriegel, M., Aylett, R. and Deshmukh, A. (2010) Sarah: An ECA in the Wild. International Workshop on Interacting with ECAs as Virtual Characters, Toronto, Canada, May 2010. (Unpublished)

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In this paper we report on a Wizard of Oz interaction study with an Embodied Conversational Agent. The agent was placed on a large display in the university crush area, an informal student meeting space over the course of a week. The main goal of the experiment was to gain information about interesting conversation topics for the students in or-der to inform the design of an autonomous version of the agent that can act as a long term companion in a natural social setting. We report the study results, discuss the possi-ble reasons for the lack of meaningful conversation that the ECA could elicit from the students and report on lessons learned from this experiment.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Deshmukh, Dr Amol
Authors: Lim, M. Y., Kriegel, M., Aylett, R., and Deshmukh, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science

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