Evaluating Conversational Question Generation: CoffeeBot

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Asking questions is an important way of showing interest in peopleand learning more about them. We deployed a social robot, Coffee-Bot, capable of asking personalized conversational questions basedon topics mentioned by the user over time. We describe our evalua-tion setup and results of our pilot study. Our initial results, basedon interactions with seven participants, indicate a high level of en-joyment among participants and provided us with useful feedbackon the CoffeeBot experience for a future long-term study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings LEAP-HRI 2021
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventLifelong Learning and Personalization in Long-Term Human-Robot Internaction, LEAP-HRI 2021 - Virtual, Boulder, United States
Duration: 8 Mar 20218 Mar 2021


ConferenceLifelong Learning and Personalization in Long-Term Human-Robot Internaction, LEAP-HRI 2021
Abbreviated titleLEAP-HRI 2021
CountryUnited States
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  • Human-centered computing
  • field studies
  • usability testing
  • natural language interfaces
  • sound-based input / output
  • evaluating long-term interaction
  • real world pilot
  • question generation
  • personalization


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