Let’s talk about it: Spoken conversational search with a robot for children

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Abstract

In this article, we propose a robot to assist children in finding information through conversation. The proposed robot uses clarifying questions to assist children in communicating their information need. We describe the setup of our (unpublished) pilot study that investigated how children perceive robots and the information they provide. We also describe a study we are currently developing that addresses how children’s experience and search outcomes are impacted by a robot asking clarifying questions. We compare a robot using clarifying questions to a robot that replies by directly presenting information, which is how many currently available voice assistants operate. Finally, we describe our future steps. We intend to contribute to the development of children-centered information search and robot technology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCUI@CSCW: Inclusive and Collaborative Child-facing Voice Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationA workshop at the virtual ACM CSCW 2021 conference
PublisherACM Publishing
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-6819-3
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2021
EventCUI@CSCW 2021: Inclusive and Collaborative Child-facing Voice Technologies - Virtual
Duration: 23 Oct 202123 Oct 2021
https://www.conversationaluserinterfaces.org/workshops/CSCW2021/

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ConferenceCUI@CSCW 2021
Period23/10/2123/10/21
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