Journal of Intelligent Information Systems

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 23–38

Active adaptation in human-agent collaborative interaction

  • Yong Xu
  • Yoshimasa Ohmoto
  • Kazuhiro Ueda
  • Takanori Komatsu
  • Takeshi Okadome
  • Koji Kamei
  • Shogo Okada
  • Yasuyuki Sumi
  • Toyoaki Nishida
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10844-010-0135-2

Cite this article as:
Xu, Y., Ohmoto, Y., Ueda, K. et al. J Intell Inf Syst (2011) 37: 23. doi:10.1007/s10844-010-0135-2

Abstract

When a human user interacts with an adaptive agent to achieve human-agent collaboration, active adaptation is considered to be one of the critical characteristics of the agent. In order to investigate the principal features of active adaptation, we developed a human-agent collaborative experimental environment called WAITER (waiter agent interactive training experimental restaurant) and conducted two types of experiments, a Wizard of OZ (WOZ) agent experiment and an autonomous agent experiment. The objective of these experiments is to observe how human users perceive the agents and change their instructions when interacting with adaptive agents. The results indicate that humans can recognize changes in the agent’s actions and change their instruction methods accordingly. This implies that active adaptation of the agents may encourage the adaptation of the human users and help to build an adaptation loop between them. The experimental results also suggest that active adaptation may play an important role in a human-agent collaborative task.

Keywords

Active adaptation Human-agent collaboration Wizard of OZ agent Autonomous agent Mutual adaptation 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yong Xu
    • 1
  • Yoshimasa Ohmoto
    • 2
  • Kazuhiro Ueda
    • 3
  • Takanori Komatsu
    • 4
  • Takeshi Okadome
    • 5
  • Koji Kamei
    • 6
  • Shogo Okada
    • 2
  • Yasuyuki Sumi
    • 2
  • Toyoaki Nishida
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Advanced Information Technology & Computer Science, Institute of EngineeringTokyo University of Agriculture and TechnologyKoganei-shiJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto UniversitySakyo-kuJapan
  3. 3.Department of System SciencesThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  4. 4.International Young Researcher Empowerment CenterShinshu UniversityNaganoJapan
  5. 5.School of Technology and ScienceKwansei Gakuin UniversitySandaJapan
  6. 6.Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute InternationalSoraku-gunJapan

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