In this paper, we identify challenges in children's current information retrieval process, and propose conversational robots as an opportunity to ease this process in a responsible way. Tools children currently use in this process, such as search engines on a computer or voice agents, do not always meet their specific needs. The conversational robot we propose maintains context, asks clarifying questions, and gives suggestions in order to better meet children's needs. Since children are often too trusting of robots, we propose to have the robot measure, monitor and adapt to the trust the child has in the robot. This way, we hope to induce a critical attitude with the children during their information retrieval process.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Jul 2021|
|Event||IR for Children, IR4C 2021: Where Are We Now? - Virtual|
Duration: 15 Jul 2021 → 15 Jul 2021
|Conference||IR for Children, IR4C 2021|
|Abbreviated title||IR4C 2021|
|Period||15/07/21 → 15/07/21|