Socially Intelligent Tutor Agents

  • Dirk Heylen
  • Anton Nijholt
  • Rieks op den Akker
  • Maarten Vissers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2792)


Emotions and personality have received quite a lot of attention the last few years in research on embodied conversational agents. Attention is also increasingly being paid to matters of social psychology and interpersonal aspects (see [3], for example, and [11], for work of our group). Given the nature of an embodied conversational agent’s main activity: ”conversation”, we feel that interpersonal issues should be central in their design. We consider the case of tutoring systems in more depth and examine some of the interpersonal factors that need to be accounted for when building emotionally intelligent tutors.


Emotional Intelligence Social Emotion Multimodal Interface Virtual Human Conversational Agent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dirk Heylen
    • 1
  • Anton Nijholt
    • 1
  • Rieks op den Akker
    • 1
  • Maarten Vissers
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer ScienceUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

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