|11 mars 2011|
|de 11 h 00 min||à||13 h 00 min|
Seminaire de la Chaire.
Vendredi 4/03 a 11h, salle DA001, 37/39, rue Dareau – 75014 Paris
Candy Sidner, Worcester Polytechnic Institute : “The Recognition of Engagement in Human-Agent Dialogs”
In this talk I will discuss research we have been conducting on the recognition of engagement and an re-usable module for engagement recognition in human-agent dialogs. I will discuss observations from studying human-human dialogues in which people undertake tasks that not only require them to discuss and collaborate, but also to make use of deictic gestures and mutual facial gaze. I will discuss our results on evaluation of this data and the notion of “connection events” in dialogue. I will then describe a re-usable module for recognition of these events by a robot, and the results of a study between people and the robot. I will demonstrate results of our efforts in the “pointing game” and the “tangram game.” This work is joint with Prof. Chuck Rich, WPI, and students Aaron Holroyd and Brett Ponsler.