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AIC Seminar Series

From an Adaptive Reminding System to a Virtual Coach

Nadine RichardJapanese National Institute of Informatics[Home Page]

Notice:  hosted by Neil Yorke-Smith

Date:  2007-03-29 at 16:00

Location:  EJ228  (Directions)

   Abstract

With the ever-growing load of information, events and various commitments we need to handle, the management of personal calendars and todo lists becomes more and more difficult and time-consuming. We are currently developing an adaptive, emotional, and expressive interface agent, which learns when and how to notify users about tasks and events. As suggested by its name, the ultimate purpose of our TamaCoach project is to investigate virtual coaching, in the context of personal time management. The next step is thus to define the basic requirements for building a virtual coach, especially in terms of interruption strategies and expressiveness, in order to provide an adaptive system that actually motivates the user in achieving self-assigned tasks.

   Bio for Nadine Richard

Nadine Richard achieved her Ph.D. in 2001 at ENST (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications, Paris). Initially working on the description of behaviours for virtual agents, she applied her model to robotic agents and Ambient Intelligence during a first post-doc at ENST. Since September 2005, she is a post-doc researcher at NII (National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo), in the human-agent interaction group led by Prof. Seiji Yamada.

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