Attentive Presentation Agents

Tobias Eichner, Helmut Prendinger, Elisabeth André and Mitsuru Ishizuka

erschienen 2007 "Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents", Series IVA '07, Pages 283 - 295

Verlag: Springer

ISBN: 978-3-540-74996-7 DOI:


The paper describes an infotainment application where life-like characters present two MP3 players in a virtual showroom. The key feature of the system is that the presenter agents analyze the user's gaze-behavior in real-time and may thus adapt the presentation flow accordingly. In particular, a user's (non-)interest in interface objects and also preference in decision situations is estimated automatically by just using eye gaze as input modality. A formal study was conducted that compared two versions of the application. Results indicate that attentive presentation agents support successful grounding of deictic agent gestures and natural gaze behavior.


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