publication . Preprint . 2014

Designing Socially Intelligent Virtual Companions

Yu, Han; Shen, Zhiqi; Wu, Qiong; Miao, Chunyan;
Open Access English
  • Published: 25 Nov 2014
Abstract
Virtual companions that interact with users in a socially complex environment require a wide range of social skills. Displaying curiosity is simultaneously a factor to improve a companion's believability and to unobtrusively affect the user's activities over time. Curiosity represents a drive to know new things. It is a major driving force for engaging learners in active learning. Existing research work pays little attention in curiosity. In this paper, we enrich the social skills of a virtual companion by infusing curiosity into its mental model. A curious companion residing in a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to stimulate user's curiosity is proposed. The ...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: Computer Science - Human-Computer Interaction
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