DFKI-LT - Making Human-Robot Quiz Dialogue More Conversational by Adding Non-Quiz Talk (Poster abstract)

Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová, Bernd Kiefer, Ilaria Baroni, Mattia Coti Zelati
Making Human-Robot Quiz Dialogue More Conversational by Adding Non-Quiz Talk (Poster abstract)
in: Raquel Fernandez, Amy Isard (eds.):
2 Proceedings of the 17th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue, Pages 213-214, Amsterdam, Netherlands, University of Amsterdam, 2013
 
We present on-going work from the EU- funded project Aliz-E on long-term so- cial human-robot interaction. Our con- versational system implemented on the Nao robot engages a user in several ac- tivities chosen to support children hospitalized due to diabetes. Here we focus on Quiz, a knowledge-exchange activity about health-related concepts. We recently started to add non-activity talk to Quiz, with the aim to encourage the child to dis- close its habits and experiences related to nutrition and diabetes. We will present initial observations about the structure of non-activity talk and the responses elicited from children in an experiment.
 
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