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Issue 5 • Date Sept. 2001

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  • Editorial - socially intelligent agents - the human in the loop

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 345 - 348
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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  • Understanding socially intelligent agents - a multilayered phenomenon

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 349 - 360
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (1)
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    The ultimate purpose with socially intelligent agent (SIA) technology is not to simulate social intelligence per se, but to let an agent give an impression of social intelligence. Such user-centred SIA technology, must consider the everyday knowledge and expectations by which users make sense of real, fictive, or artificial social beings. This folk-theoretical understanding of other social beings ... View full abstract»

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  • The child behind the character

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 361 - 368
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    This paper presents a research approach for guidance and control of story characters by young children. We show that it is possible for a child to be at the same time an actor, performing a role in the story, and an engaged and empathic spectator of the overall story. To illustrate the approach, we describe Teatrix: a collaborative virtual environment for story creation by young children. In Teatr... View full abstract»

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  • Socially intelligent reasoning for autonomous agents

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 381 - 393
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    Socially intelligent agents are autonomous problem solvers that have to achieve their objectives by interacting with other similarly autonomous entities. A major concern, therefore, is with the design of the decision-making mechanism that such agents employ in order to determine which actions to take to achieve their goals. We propose a framework for making socially acceptable decisions, based on ... View full abstract»

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  • Learning and communication via imitation: an autonomous robot perspective

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 431 - 442
    Cited by:  Papers (27)  |  Patents (2)
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    This paper proposes a neural network architecture designed to exhibit learning and communication capabilities via imitation. Our architecture allows a “protoimitation” behavior using the “perception ambiguity” inherent in real environments. In the perspective of turn-taking and gestural communication between two agents, new experiments on movement synchronization in an inte... View full abstract»

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  • The human in the loop of a delegated agent: the theory of adjustable social autonomy

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 406 - 418
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    We refer to social autonomy in a collaborative relationship among agents based on delegation and help. We address the problem of adjustable autonomy. We stress in particular the role played in autonomy by: 1) the degree of “openness” of delegation; 2) the allowed initiative in (re)starting negotiation; 3) the degree and kind of control; and 4) the strength of delegation with respect to... View full abstract»

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  • Agents-supported adaptive group awareness: smart distance and WWWaware

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 369 - 380
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    We study how agents can facilitate and mediate interaction, communication, and cooperation among people. We propose the concepts of a smart distance and an awareness network in a distributed collaborative environment. We illustrate the architecture of an agent-mediated collaborative system - the agent-buddy system that can create a sense of group presence and, at the same time, preserve the privac... View full abstract»

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  • Learning and interacting in human-robot domains

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 419 - 430
    Cited by:  Papers (47)  |  Patents (1)
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    We focus on a robotic domain in which a human acts both as a teacher and a collaborator to a mobile robot. First, we present an approach that allows a robot to learn task representations from its own experiences of interacting with a human. While most approaches to learning from demonstration have focused on acquiring policies (i.e., collections of reactive rules), we demonstrate a mechanism that ... View full abstract»

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  • Let's talk! Socially intelligent agents for language conversation training

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 465 - 471
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    This paper promotes socially intelligent animated agents for the pedagogical task of English conversation training for native speakers of Japanese. As a novel feature, social role awareness is introduced to animated conversational agents, that are by non-strong affective reasoners, but otherwise often lack the social competence observed in humans. In particular, humans may easily adjust their beha... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluating humanoid synthetic agents in e-retail applications

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 394 - 405
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    This paper presents three experiments designed to empirically evaluate humanoid synthetic agents in electronic retail applications. First, human-like agents were evaluated in a single e-retail application, a home furnishings service. The second experiment explored application dependency effects by evaluating the same human-like agents in a different e-retail application, a personalized CD service.... View full abstract»

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  • Diminishing returns of engineering effort in telerobotic systems

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 459 - 465
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    Robotic systems range from teleoperated to fully autonomous (where no human intervention takes place). The word “telerobotic” describes robotic systems which, although guided by a human, have a degree of autonomous behavior. This paper examines the tradeoff between the increasing design and implementation effort necessary as the system moves through the continuum from teleoperated to a... View full abstract»

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  • I show you how I like you - can you read it in my face? [robotics]

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 454 - 459
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    We report work on a LEGO robot that displays different emotional expressions in response to physical stimulation, for the purpose of social interaction with humans. This is a first step toward our longer-term goal of exploring believable emotional exchanges to achieve plausible interaction with a simple robot. Drawing inspiration from theories of human basic emotions, we implemented several protot... View full abstract»

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  • Active vision for sociable robots

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 443 - 453
    Cited by:  Papers (40)  |  Patents (5)
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    Ballard (1991) described the implications of having a visual system that could actively position the camera coordinates in response to physical stimuli. In humanoid robotic systems, or in any animate vision system that interacts with people, social dynamics provide additional levels of constraint and additional opportunities for processing economy. In this paper, we describe an integrated visual-m... View full abstract»

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The fields of systems engineering and human machine systems: systems engineering includes efforts that involve issue formulation, issue analysis and modeling, and decision making and issue interpretation at any of the lifecycle phases associated with the definition, development, and implementation of large systems.

 

This Transactions ceased production in 2012. The current retitled publication is IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems.

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University of Alberta