Applying commonsense to augment user interaction in an intelligent environment

F. Kawsar, M. Al Masum Shaikh, Tatsuo Nakajima, S. I. Ahmed

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we present a system that augments user interaction to elicit intelligence of a living room adorned with aware artefacts. These artefacts are computationally augmented everyday objects, like a phone, a light, a TV, etc., which are enabled to communicate their operational states among themselves. The operational state of an artefact is usually changed to another state as a result of an interaction by the user. Our system augments such interactions by improvising other spatially correlated artefacts with the help of commonsense knowledge. For example, if a user picks up a ringing phone while the TV is on, the system either mutes or reduces the TV volume. In this case the phone's state is changed to "in use" state due to deliberate interaction of the user and simultaneously the state of the TV may be changed to "mute" or "low volume" by the system. Such idea of augmenting user interaction has been elaborated in this paper. We present the computational model and the implementation detail of our approach and also demonstrate its feasibility through an informal user study.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIET Conference Publications
    Edition541 CP
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event4th International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IE 08 - Seattle, WA
    Duration: 2008 Jul 212008 Jul 22

    Other

    Other4th International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IE 08
    CitySeattle, WA
    Period08/7/2108/7/22

    Keywords

    • Augmented Artefacts
    • Commonsense
    • User Interaction

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

    Cite this

    Kawsar, F., Al Masum Shaikh, M., Nakajima, T., & Ahmed, S. I. (2008). Applying commonsense to augment user interaction in an intelligent environment. In IET Conference Publications (541 CP ed.) https://doi.org/10.1049/cp:20081169

    Applying commonsense to augment user interaction in an intelligent environment. / Kawsar, F.; Al Masum Shaikh, M.; Nakajima, Tatsuo; Ahmed, S. I.

    IET Conference Publications. 541 CP. ed. 2008.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Kawsar, F, Al Masum Shaikh, M, Nakajima, T & Ahmed, SI 2008, Applying commonsense to augment user interaction in an intelligent environment. in IET Conference Publications. 541 CP edn, 4th International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IE 08, Seattle, WA, 08/7/21. https://doi.org/10.1049/cp:20081169
    Kawsar F, Al Masum Shaikh M, Nakajima T, Ahmed SI. Applying commonsense to augment user interaction in an intelligent environment. In IET Conference Publications. 541 CP ed. 2008 https://doi.org/10.1049/cp:20081169
    Kawsar, F. ; Al Masum Shaikh, M. ; Nakajima, Tatsuo ; Ahmed, S. I. / Applying commonsense to augment user interaction in an intelligent environment. IET Conference Publications. 541 CP. ed. 2008.
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