Empathic Agent Technology (EAT)

L. Johnson (Editor), Egon van den Broek, D. Richards (Editor), E. Sklar (Editor), U. Wilensky (Editor)

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    Abstract

    A new view on empathic agents is introduced, named: Empathic Agent Technology (EAT). It incorporates a speech analysis, which provides an indication for the amount of tension present in people. It is founded on an indirect physiological measure for the amount of experienced stress, defined as the variability of the fundamental frequency of the human voice. A thorough review of literature is provided on which the EAT is founded. In addition, the complete processing line of this measure is introduced. Hence, the first generally applicable, completely automated technique is introduced that enables the development of truly empathic agents.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages59-67
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2005
    Event4th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2005 - Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
    Duration: 25 Jul 200529 Jul 2005
    Conference number: 4
    http://www.ifaamas.org/AAMAS/aamas05/main.html

    Conference

    Conference4th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2005
    Abbreviated titleAAMAS
    CountryNetherlands
    CityUtrecht
    Period25/07/0529/07/05
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    Keywords

    • Speech
    • fundamental frequency
    • Affect
    • Empathy
    • Stress
    • HMI-SLT: Speech and Language Technology
    • IR-79448
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors
    • EWI-21142
    • Agents
    • pitch
    • Emotion
    • HMI-IA: Intelligent Agents

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