A Study of the Use of a Virtual Agent in an Ambient Intelligence Environment

  • Germán Montoro
  • Pablo A. Haya
  • Sandra Baldassarri
  • Eva Cerezo
  • Francisco José Serón
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-85483-8_69

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5208)
Cite this paper as:
Montoro G., Haya P.A., Baldassarri S., Cerezo E., Serón F.J. (2008) A Study of the Use of a Virtual Agent in an Ambient Intelligence Environment. In: Prendinger H., Lester J., Ishizuka M. (eds) Intelligent Virtual Agents. IVA 2008. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5208. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

In this paper we present the results in the evaluation of the use of a virtual agent together with a spoken dialogue system in an ambient intelligence environment. To develop the study, 35 different subjects had to perform eight different tasks and fill in a questionnaire with their impressions. From the answers we can conclude that the use of the virtual agent does not provide an improvement in their appreciation of the conversation performance but it offers them a more human-like interaction. Only a minority of users preferred to maintain the conversation without the visual support of the virtual agent.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Germán Montoro
    • 1
  • Pablo A. Haya
    • 1
  • Sandra Baldassarri
    • 2
  • Eva Cerezo
    • 2
  • Francisco José Serón
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversidad Autónoma de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Advanced Computer Graphics Group (GIGA)University of Zaragoza Engineering Research Institute of Aragon (I3A)ZaragozaSpain

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