Towards a computational model of small group facilitation

Yoichi Matsuyam, Tetsunori Kobayashi

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A physically situated robot in conversational situations, which is enabled to understand and generate human conversational protocols, has a big potential to facilitate conversation in a small group. In this paper, we present a computational model of facilitation process in a small group, including (1) procedural behaviour decision process controlling engagement density to regulate a socially imbalanced situation and (2) language generation process associated with user models, which attempts to trigger participants' interests. We implemented the model on a conversational robot and assessed the effectiveness of the procedural behavior generation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTurn-Taking and Coordination in Human-Machine Interaction - Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium, Technical Report
PublisherAI Access Foundation
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781577357117
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2015 AAAI Spring Symposium - Palo Alto, United States
Duration: 2015 Mar 232015 Mar 25

Publication series

NameAAAI Spring Symposium - Technical Report


Other2015 AAAI Spring Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPalo Alto

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


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