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The comforting presence of relational agents

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The comforting presence of relational agents
In this paper we describe an on-going experiment on the calming effects of a relational agent on users following a social bonding interaction. Applications to a range of health care problems are discussed. Keywords Comforting; caring; embodied conversational agent; affective computing; social interface; relational agent; emotion. ACM Classification Keywords H5.2 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: User Interfaces--Evaluation/methodology, Graphical user interfaces, Interaction styles, Natural language, Theory and methods, Voice I/O.
Timothy W. Bickmore, Daniel Schulman
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where CHI
Authors Timothy W. Bickmore, Daniel Schulman
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