5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Sydney, Australia
November 30 - December 4, 1998

Organizing Self-Motivated Dialogue with Autonomous Creatures

Noriko Suzuki, Kazuo Ishii, Michio Okada

ATR MI&C, Japan

This paper discusses the effectiveness of human-computer interaction in our prototype system "Talking Eye", which is based on social behaviors in self-motivated dialogue. Talking Eye system consists of autonomous creatures having the emergent computation architecture with the advantage of self- motivated dialogue. We performed an experiment using subject's impression to illustrate the effectiveness of self- motivated dialogue with the Talking Eye system. The result was obtained that they could find personal nature during interaction even if they could not accomplish their conversational purpose. The main goal of this work is to build a mechanism for autonomous creatures that promotes a more consensual feeling through its interaction with humans.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Suzuki, Noriko / Ishii, Kazuo / Okada, Michio (1998): "Organizing self-motivated dialogue with autonomous creatures", In ICSLP-1998, paper 1101.