Book Volume 7407 2013

Your Virtual Butler

The Making-of

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ISBN: 978-3-642-37345-9 (Print) 978-3-642-37346-6 (Online)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

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  2. Introduction: From Jeeves to Jeannie to Siri, and Then?

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      Pages 1-8

      Introduction: From Jeeves to Jeannie to Siri, and Then?

  3. Part I:Psychological and Social Considerations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 9-9

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      Pages 11-15

      Would a Virtual Butler Do a Good Job for Old People? Psychological Considerations about Benefits and Risks of Technological Assistance

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      Pages 16-26

      Framing the Invisible – The Social Background of Trust

  4. Part II:Experiences with/Prerequisites for Virtual or Robotic Companions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 27-27

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      Pages 29-41

      Virtual Butler: What Can We Learn from Adaptive User Interfaces?

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      Pages 42-53

      Towards Affect Sensitive and Socially Perceptive Companions

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      Pages 54-69

      Before We Get There, Where Are We Going?

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      Pages 70-78

      Virtual Helper or Virtual Card Player? Contrasting Responses of Older Users

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      Pages 79-96

      Scenarios for Companions

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      Pages 97-116

      Care-O-bot® 3 – Vision of a Robot Butler

  5. Part III:Further Developments

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 117-117

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      Pages 119-133

      Spoken Language Processing: Where Do We Go from Here?

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      Pages 134-178

      Virtual Butlers and Real People: Styles and Practices in Long-Term Use of a Companion

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      Pages 179-186

      What Issue Should Your Virtual Butler Solve Next?

  6. Back Matter

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