Providing daily casual information through eye contact with emotional creatures

Hina Akasaki, Kota Gushima, Tatsuo Nakajima

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    Abstract

    Our everyday life has become increasingly enhanced through the progress of advanced information technologies. In particular, the daily lifestyles of urban residents have changed significantly because of smartphones that keep them continually connected to the Internet. As a result, citizens are able to access diverse information sources anytime and anywhere. However, the current progress of these digital technologies dramatically increases the possibility of cognitive overload. In this paper, we propose Ambient Bot, a notification system that ambiently presents practical everyday information to people. Ambient Bot requires people to wear a lightweight head-mounted display (HMD) that shows the real world through a camera attached to the HMD. Users see an empathetic virtual creature in the real world via augmented reality technologies. The empathetic creature not only speaks but presents everyday information that people might be interested in only when they focus their attentions on the creature itself. We first present a design approach for the Ambient Bot; then, we describe a prototype system and its evaluation through a user study.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDistributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions
    Subtitle of host publicationTechnologies and Contexts - 6th International Conference, DAPI 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Proceedings
    PublisherSpringer-Verlag
    Pages278-291
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Print)9783319911304
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
    Event6th International Conference on Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions, DAPI 2018 Held as Part of HCI International 2018 - Las Vegas, United States
    Duration: 2018 Jul 152018 Jul 20

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume10922 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Other

    Other6th International Conference on Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions, DAPI 2018 Held as Part of HCI International 2018
    CountryUnited States
    CityLas Vegas
    Period18/7/1518/7/20

    Keywords

    • Ambient notification
    • Augmented reality
    • Head-mounted display

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • Computer Science(all)

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    Akasaki, H., Gushima, K., & Nakajima, T. (2018). Providing daily casual information through eye contact with emotional creatures. In Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions: Technologies and Contexts - 6th International Conference, DAPI 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Proceedings (pp. 278-291). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10922 LNCS). Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91131-1_22