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Your virtual butler : the making-of

Author: Robert Trappl
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
Series: Lecture notes in computer science., Lecture notes in artificial intelligence ;, 7407.; Lecture notes in computer science.; LNCS sublibrary., SL 7,, Artificial intelligence.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In most scenarios of the future a personalized virtual butler appears. This butler not only performs communication and coordination tasks but also gives recommendations on how to handle everyday problems. The aim of this book is to explore the prerequisites of such a personalized virtual butler by asking: what is known about the capacities and the needs of aging people; which information and communication  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Trappl
ISBN: 9783642373466 3642373461
OCLC Number: 835077921
Notes: Includes author index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: From Jeeves to Jeannie to Siri, and Then? Introduction: From Jeeves to Jeannie to Siri, and Then? / Robert Trappl --
Part I: Psychological and Social Considerations. Would a Virtual Butler Do a Good Job for Old People? Psychological Considerations about Benefits and Risks of Technological Assistance / Claudia Oppenauer-Meerskraut --
Framing the Invisible --
The Social Background of Trust / Kerstin Heuwinkel --
Part II: Experiences with/Prerequisites for Virtual or Robotic Companions. Virtual Butler: What Can We Learn from Adaptive User Interfaces? / Cristina Conati --
Towards Affect Sensitive and Socially Perceptive Companions / Ginevra Castellano, Peter W. McOwan --
Before We Get There, Where Are We Going? / Wayne Iba --
Virtual Helper or Virtual Card Player? Contrasting Responses of Older Users / Massimo Zancanaro, Silvia Gabrielli, Anthony Jameson, Chiara Leonardi, Elena Not --
Scenarios for Companions / David Benyon, Oli Mival --
Care-O-bot® 3 --
Vision of a Robot Butler / Ulrich Reiser, Theo Jacobs, Georg Arbeiter, Christopher Parlitz, Kerstin Dautenhahn --
Part III: Further Developments. Spoken Language Processing: Where Do We Go from Here? / Roger K. Moore --
Virtual Butlers and Real People: Styles and Practices in Long-Term Use of a Companion / Sabine Payr --
What Issue Should Your Virtual Butler Solve Next? / Stefan Rank.
Series Title: Lecture notes in computer science., Lecture notes in artificial intelligence ;, 7407.; Lecture notes in computer science.; LNCS sublibrary., SL 7,, Artificial intelligence.
Responsibility: Robert Trappl (ed.).

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Moving the idea of a personal virtual butler from fiction to reality, this book explores such questions as: What is known of the capacities and the needs of aging people? What methods have been used,  Read more...

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