(more to follow)
A general theme of our work is exploring what it would mean for a human and a dialogue system / conversational agent to be in a truly joint situation. In the project described here, we have looked at a very specific, and very common, type of situation: driving in a car.
Executive summary: We’ve built a dialogue system / in-car speech assistant that reacts to the driving situation and can interrupt itself. We have tested it in a driving simulation, and found that it causes much less distraction for the driver than an assistant that behaves like current commercial systems, which cannot interrupt themselves.
- Kousidis S, Kennington C, Baumann T, Buschmeier H, Kopp S, Schlangen D. A Multimodal In-Car Dialogue System That Tracks The Driver’s Attention. In: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces. Istanbul, Turkey; 2014: 26–33. [paper]
- Kennington C, Kousidis S, Baumann T, Buschmeier H, Kopp S, Schlangen D. Better Driving and Recall When In-car Information Presentation Uses Situationally-Aware Incremental Speech Output Generation. In: AutomotiveUI 2014: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications. Seattle, Washington, USA; 2014: 7:1–7:7. [paper]
- Kousidis S, Kennington C, Baumann T, Buschmeier H, Kopp S, Schlangen D. Situationally Aware In-Car Information Presentation Using Incremental Speech Generation: Safer, and More Effective. In: Proceedings of the EACL 2014 Workshop on Dialogue in Motion. Gothenburg, Sweden; 2014: 68–72. [paper]
(This work has been featured in the “Neue Westfälische” and “Westfalenblatt” newspapers on Nov 21 2014.)