Elckerlyc goes mobile: enabling technology for ECAs in mobile applications

Randy Klaassen, J. Hendrix, Dennis Reidsma, Hendrikus J.A. op den Akker

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    Abstract

    The fast growth of computational resources and speech technology available on mobile devices makes it pos- sible for users of these devices to interact with service sys- tems through natural dialogue. These systems are sometimes perceived as social agents and presented by means of an animated embodied conversational agent (ECA). To take the full advantage of the power of ECAs in service systems, it is important to support real-time, online and responsive interaction with the system through the ECA. The design of responsive animated conversational agents is a daunting task. Elckerlyc is a model-based platform for the specification and animation of synchronised multimodal responsive animated agents. This paper presents a new light-weight PictureEngine that allows this platform to embed an ECA in the user interface of mobile applications. The ECA can be specified by using the behavior markup language (BML). An application and user evaluations of Elckerlyc and the PictureEngine in a mobile embedded digital coach is presented.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationThe Sixth International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies
    PublisherXPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
    Pages41-47
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)978-1-61208-236-3
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2012
    EventSixth International Conference on MObile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies, UBICOMM 2012 - Barcelona, Spain
    Duration: 23 Sep 201228 Sep 2012

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    PublisherXPS (Xpert Publishing Services)

    Conference

    ConferenceSixth International Conference on MObile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies, UBICOMM 2012
    Period23/09/1228/09/12
    Other23-28 September 2012

    Keywords

    • IR-82691
    • EWI-22323
    • METIS-293174

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