Visible to the public Evaluating an ECA with a Cognitive-Affective Architecture

TitleEvaluating an ECA with a Cognitive-Affective Architecture
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsPérez, Joaquín, Cerezo, Eva, Gallardo, Jesús, Serón, Francisco J.
Conference NameProceedings of the XIX International Conference on Human Computer Interaction
Conference LocationNew York, NY, USA
ISBN Number978-1-4503-6491-1
Keywordsaffective computing, cognitive architecture, conversation agents, conversational agent, embodied conversational agent, Human Behavior, Metrics, pubcrawl, Scalability
AbstractIn this paper, we present an embodied conversational agent (ECA) that includes a cognitive-affective architecture based on the Soar cognitive architecture, integrates an emotion model based on ALMA that uses a three-layered model of emotions, mood and personality, from the point of view of the user and the agent. These features allow to modify the behavior and personality of the agent to achieve a more realistic and believable interaction with the user. This ECA works as a virtual assistant to search information from Wikipedia and show personalized results to the user. It is only a prototipe, but can be used to show some of the possibilities of the system. A first evaluation was conducted to prove these possibilities, with satisfactory results that also give guidance for some future work that can be done with this ECA.
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