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Omar Samir Abdelmoaty Mostafa Sheasha, Omar (author)
A virtual coach, Sam, was created by the Perfect Fit project to aid users in establishing a foundation to stop smoking via the means of making them more physically active. Data from 500 users had been collected from them during stages which start with a pre-screening phase until a post-questionnaire phase. In the latter stage, they provided a...
bachelor thesis 2022
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Aretz, Nadyne (author)
The increase in health problems due to smoking or lack of physical activity has created the incentive to develop a virtual coach to help people with smoking cessation and increase physical activity. In this study, a mixed-methods analysis (thematic analysis, quantitative analysis, and a literature study) was carried out to find out what the...
bachelor thesis 2022
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Ekinci, Arsen (author)
As the awareness of the risks of smoking tobacco increased, usage declined as people started to attempt to quit smoking more. Currently, a wide variety of mobile health (mHealth) applications focused on smoking cessation exist, however users commonly quit these applications over time. In the case of Sam, a conversational agent that plays the...
bachelor thesis 2022
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Ali, Mahira (author)
Seeing the virtual coach as a friend is beneficial as it increases the motivation, confidence, and perseverance of the accompanying. Here, an investigation has taken place to what characteristics the virtual coach must possess to establish this friendly relationship. Thus, the main research question is: What are the reasons for seeing the...
bachelor thesis 2022
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Eijkelkamp, Charlotte (author)
A decrease in wellbeing worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic called for ways to assess wellbeing in a scalable and adequate manner. Conversational User Interfaces (CUIs) seem suitable, however, applying them optimally in certain contexts remains a challenge. This study aims to find ways to make CUIs more engaging and have a better experience...
bachelor thesis 2022
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Hizli, Beyza (author)
Lack of physical activity is one of the main risk factors for the development of cardiovascular diseases. Although most people are aware of the risks of this poor health behavior, they have a hard time improving this behavior. Goal-setting is an effective step in the process of changing behavior. It can motivate a person and help them to remain...
master thesis 2022
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Grundmann, Sharon (author)
Around the world, child helplines through their services provide a safe and confidential space for children to be heard and empowered. The Dutch Kindertelefoon is one of such helplines providing counselling services to children via call and chat all year round. In this thesis, we explore the design of a conversational agent for training...
master thesis 2022
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Kaptein, F.C.A. (author), Kiefer, Bernd (author), Cully, Antoine (author), Celiktutan, Oya (author), Bierman, Bert (author), Rijgersberg-Peters, Rifca (author), Broekens, D.J. (author), Van Vught, Willeke (author), Van Bekkum, Michael (author), Demiris, Yiannis (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author)
Making the transition to long-term interaction with social-robot systems has been identified as one of the main challenges in human-robot interaction. This article identifies four design principles to address this challenge and applies them in a real-world implementation: cloud-based robot control, a modular design, one common knowledge base...
journal article 2022
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Specht, M.M. (author), Oertel, Catharine (author)
contribution to periodical 2022
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Schouten, D.G.M. (author), Deneka, Agnes A. (author), Theune, Mariët (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Cremers, Anita H.M. (author)
People of low literacy could benefit from automated support when learning about societal participation. We design an Embodied Conversational Agent (ECA) ‘coach’ that can provide effective learning support to low-literate learners, develop a prototype virtual learning environment, and evaluate this prototype with low-literate end users. First,...
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Berka, Jakub (author), Balata, Jan (author), Jonker, C.M. (author), Mikovec, Zdenek (author), van Riemsdijk, M. Birna (author), Tielman, M.L. (author)
Disabled people can benefit greatly from assistive digital technologies. However, this increased human-machine symbiosis makes it important that systems are personalized and transparent to users. Existing work often uses data-oriented approaches. However, these approaches lack transparency and make it hard to influence the system’s behavior. In...
journal article 2022
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Jung, J.Y. (author), Qiu, S. (author), Bozzon, A. (author), Gadiraju, Ujwal (author)
Conversational agents are being widely adopted across several domains to serve a variety of purposes ranging from providing intelligent assistance to companionship. Recent literature has shown that users develop intuitive folk theories and a metaphorical understanding of conversational agents (CAs) due to the lack of a mental model of the...
conference paper 2022
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Hadžisejdić, Boris (author)
This thesis describes the design and development of a conversational assistant (CA) for standardized issue descriptions in manufacturing. The CA was specifically targeted at the acquisition of data on standardized issue descriptions and at the same time reduce operator friction with the system. CAs can be used to handle and process repetitive...
master thesis 2021
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Qiu, S. (author)
Crowdsourcing has become a standard approach for the collection of the human input required by scientists and practitioners alike to execute their experiments, or to train, control, and verify the behavior of their intelligent systems. Despite years of successful research and industrial application, how to improve the engagement and satisfaction...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Chen, Siyu (author)
Suicide prevention is an important global topic, since suicide is being a worldwide serious health issue for decades. In the meantime, people start to pay more attention to mental health issues and Artificial Intelligence is developed and applied in many different fields. Recently, there are many studies been done on using Conversational Agents...
master thesis 2021
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Saravanan, Nash (author)
In this work, a conversational interaction was designed and implemented to test the effect of references to past events or shared experiences rephrased into motivational phrases within the context of working towards a diet related goal that can assist with type II diabetes over multiple sessions.<br/>Prior works that utilized a memory typically...
master thesis 2021
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Jansen, Jesse (author)
Conversational agents are being used more often. Many conversational agents have been designed to make them more humanlike to increase the engagement of the user. This research is looking into a couple of aspects of anthropomorphism to determine whether these aspects improve the engagement of the users. These aspects are typos with time delay...
bachelor thesis 2021
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Lerer, Bar (author)
This study aims to examine the effect of dynamically aligning the conversation style to the user’s preference in a conversational agent environment. We suggest a technique to identify the user’s preferred conversation style, by scoring statements based on their writing style. We designed a within-subject experiment intended to measure the user...
bachelor thesis 2021
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van der Veeken, Just (author)
With the growing popularity of conversational interfaces, new use-cases in which conversation may be an effective medium for human-computer interaction are explored. Recent works have shown how conversational interfaces can improve worker engagement in micro-task crowdsourcing and that task performance is comparable to web-based interfaces. This...
bachelor thesis 2021
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Kanaris, Orestis (author)
The rise in the use of crowd computing platforms led to the birth of Dandelion, a conversational crowd computing platform developed at TU Delft with the main goals being to connect students with researchers and to allow students to report on their well-being by using a friendly interface. Dandelion was tested manually up to the time of drafting...
bachelor thesis 2021
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