IVA '19 Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents

Patrick Gebhard, Tanja Schneeberger, Michael Dietz, Elisabeth André, Nida ul Habib Bajwa (Hrsg.)

International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA-2019) July 2-5 Paris France ISBN 978-1-4503-6672-4 ACM 7/2019.


Using Social Agents as health-care assistants or trainers is one focus area of IVA research. This paper presents a concept of our mobile Social Agent EmmA in the role of a vocational reintegration assistant for burn-out outpatient treatment. We follow a typical par- ticipatory design approach including experts and patients in order to address requirements from both sides. Since the success of such treatments is related to a patients emotion regulation capabilities, we employ a real-time social signal interpretation together with a computational simulation of emotion regulation that influences the agent's social behavior as well as the situational selection of verbal treatment strategies. Overall, our interdisciplinary approach sketches a novel integrative concept for Social Agents as assistants for burn-out patients.

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Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence