10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brighton, United Kingdom
September 6-10, 2009

The MonAMI Reminder: A Spoken Dialogue System for Face-to-Face Interaction

Jonas Beskow, Jens Edlund, Björn Granström, Joakim Gustafson, Gabriel Skantze, Helena Tobiasson

KTH, Sweden

We describe the MonAMI Reminder, a multimodal spoken dialogue system which can assist elderly and disabled people in organising and initiating their daily activities. Based on deep interviews with potential users, we have designed a calendar and reminder application which uses an innovative mix of an embodied conversational agent, digital pen and paper, and the web to meet the needs of those users as well as the current constraints of speech technology. We also explore the use of head pose tracking for interaction and attention control in human-computer face-to-face interaction.

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Bibliographic reference.  Beskow, Jonas / Edlund, Jens / Granström, Björn / Gustafson, Joakim / Skantze, Gabriel / Tobiasson, Helena (2009): "The MonAMI reminder: a spoken dialogue system for face-to-face interaction", In INTERSPEECH-2009, 296-299.