ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008

Physically embodied conversational agents as health and fitness companions

Markku Turunen, Jaakko Hakulinen, Cameron Smith, Daniel Charlton, Li Zhang, Marc Cavazza

We present a physical multimodal conversational Companion in the area of health and fitness. Conversational spoken dialogues using physical agents provide a potential interface for applications which are aimed at motivating and supporting users. Open source software called jNabServer, which enables spoken and multimodal interaction with Nabaztag/tag wireless rabbits, is presented together with other software architecture solutions applied in the development of the Companion. We also present how the Companion manages interaction with the combination of a dialogue manager and a cognitive model.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-611

Cite as: Turunen, M., Hakulinen, J., Smith, C., Charlton, D., Zhang, L., Cavazza, M. (2008) Physically embodied conversational agents as health and fitness companions. Proc. Interspeech 2008, 2466-2469, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-611

@inproceedings{turunen08c_interspeech,
  author={Markku Turunen and Jaakko Hakulinen and Cameron Smith and Daniel Charlton and Li Zhang and Marc Cavazza},
  title={{Physically embodied conversational agents as health and fitness companions}},
  year=2008,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2008},
  pages={2466--2469},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2008-611}
}