Towards a computational model of small group facilitation

Yoichi Matsuyam, Tetsunori Kobayashi

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    Abstract

    A physically situated robot in conversational situations, which is enabled to understand and generate human conversational protocols, has a big potential to facilitate conversation in a small group. In this paper, we present a computational model of facilitation process in a small group, including (1) procedural behaviour decision process controlling engagement density to regulate a socially imbalanced situation and (2) language generation process associated with user models, which attempts to trigger participants' interests. We implemented the model on a conversational robot and assessed the effectiveness of the procedural behavior generation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTurn-Taking and Coordination in Human-Machine Interaction - Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium, Technical Report
    PublisherAI Access Foundation
    Pages52-59
    Number of pages8
    VolumeSS-15-07
    ISBN (Electronic)9781577357117
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event2015 AAAI Spring Symposium - Palo Alto, United States
    Duration: 2015 Mar 232015 Mar 25

    Other

    Other2015 AAAI Spring Symposium
    CountryUnited States
    CityPalo Alto
    Period15/3/2315/3/25

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Artificial Intelligence

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    Matsuyam, Y., & Kobayashi, T. (2015). Towards a computational model of small group facilitation. In Turn-Taking and Coordination in Human-Machine Interaction - Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium, Technical Report (Vol. SS-15-07, pp. 52-59). AI Access Foundation.