Designing virtual animal companions by emotional responsibility strategy

Zhi Hong Chen, Calvin C.Y. Liao, Tzu Chao Chien, Tak Wai Chan

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Abstract

This paper proposes an emotional responsibility strategy to design educational virtual characters, named animal companions. Different from the cognitive responsibility strategy, animal companions attempt to apply emotional attachment to deepen human-computer-interaction. Meanwhile, game strategies are also adopted to engage students in the interaction. A preliminary usage test was also conducted and reported by three fifth-grade elementary students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
PublisherIOS Press
Pages734-736
Number of pages3
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9781607500285
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Number1
Volume200
ISSN (Print)0922-6389

Keywords

  • Educational virtual character
  • Game strategy
  • Learning companion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

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