Towards future interactive intelligent systems for animals: Study and recognition of embodied interactions

Patricia Pons, Javier Jaen, Alejandro Catala

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    Abstract

    User-centered design applied to non-human animals is showing to be a promising research line known as Animal Computer Interaction (ACI), aimed at improving animals' wellbeing using technology. Within this research line, intelligent systems for animal entertainment could have remarkable benefits for their mental and physical wellbeing, while providing new ways of communication and amusement between humans and animals. In order to create user-centered interactive intelligent systems for animals, we first need to understand how they spontaneously interact with technology, and develop suitable mechanisms to adapt to the animals' observed interactions and preferences. Therefore, this paper describes a pioneer study on cats' preferences and behaviors with different technological devices. It also presents the design and evaluation of a promising depth-based tracking system for the detection of cats' body parts and postures. The contributions of this work lay foundations towards providing a framework for the development of future intelligent systems for animal entertainment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIUI 2017 - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Pages389-400
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450343480
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2017
    Event22nd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI 2017 - Limassol, Cyprus
    Duration: 13 Mar 201716 Mar 2017
    Conference number: 22
    http://iui.acm.org/2017/

    Conference

    Conference22nd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI 2017
    Abbreviated titleIUI 2017
    CountryCyprus
    CityLimassol
    Period13/03/1716/03/17
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    Keywords

    • Animal-computer interaction
    • Behavior recognition
    • Depth tracking
    • Entertainment
    • Intelligent environment
    • Interactive system

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    Pons, P., Jaen, J., & Catala, A. (2017). Towards future interactive intelligent systems for animals: Study and recognition of embodied interactions. In IUI 2017 - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (pp. 389-400). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3025171.3025175