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Kostakonti, Sofia (author)
With the advancement of technology and the integration of Large Language Models, interactive robots are entrusted with more significant tasks that contribute to human well-being. This transition is particularly significant in educational settings, where social robots assume diverse roles such as teacher, tutor, and instructional tool, aiming to...
master thesis 2024
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Saveur, Tom (author)
The promotion of desirable behaviours, such as socially appropriate or health-promoting actions, can be bolstered through a deeper understanding and awareness of the values that underpin the associated behavioural choices. Various implementations for promoting behaviour change based on goals already exist in Human-Robot Interaction, but, since...
master thesis 2024
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Raghoenath, Rahul (author)
The In-House Creative Studio faces a significant challenge due to an increasing workload among its team of creatives, which includes visual designers, concept creators, copywriters, producers, photographers, and project/event managers. This team may only experience slight expansion, despite the growing demand for campaign and event materials...
master thesis 2024
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Dierikx, M. (author), Albers, N. (author), Scheltinga, Bouke (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author)
Goal-setting is commonly used in behavior change applications for physical activity. However, for goals to be effective, they need to be tailored to a user’s situation (e.g., motivation, progress). One way to obtain such goals is a collaborative process in which a healthcare professional and client set a goal together, thus making use of the...
conference paper 2024
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Chen, Weilun (author)
Negotiation is not a skill that comes naturally to most people. However, most people could benefit from attaining good negotiation skills. Non-verbal behaviour plays an important role in negotiations. Previous studies have shown a link between mimicry through conversational agents and self-regulation of non-verbal behaviour. The current study...
master thesis 2023
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Doan, Kevin (author)
The 21st century has seen a significant increase in the global prevalence of mental health problems, affecting almost a billion people. These conditions not only reduce the quality of life for individuals but also lead to stigmatization, discrimination, and social isolation. The COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated mental health issues,...
master thesis 2023
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Albers, N. (author), Hizli, B. (author), Scheltinga, Bouke (author), Meijer, Eline (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author)
Goal-setting is often used in eHealth applications for behavior change as it motivates and helps to stay focused on a desired outcome. However, for goals to be effective, they need to meet criteria such as being specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound (SMART). Moreover, people need to be confident to reach their goal. We thus...
journal article 2023
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Dwivedi, Yogesh K. (author), Kshetri, Nir (author), Hughes, Laurie (author), Balakrishnan, Janarthanan (author), Buhalis, Dimitrios (author), Dennehy, Denis (author), Dubey, Rameshwar (author), Janssen, M.F.W.H.A. (author)
Transformative artificially intelligent tools, such as ChatGPT, designed to generate sophisticated text indistinguishable from that produced by a human, are applicable across a wide range of contexts. The technology presents opportunities as well as, often ethical and legal, challenges, and has the potential for both positive and negative...
journal article 2023
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Albers, N. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author)
Despite their prevalence in eHealth applications for behavior change, persuasive messages tend to have small effects on behavior. Conditions or states (e.g., confidence, knowledge, motivation) and characteristics (e.g., gender, age, personality) of persuadees are two promising components for more effective algorithms for choosing persuasive...
conference paper 2023
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Albers, N. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author)
This document is an encore abstract of the paper “Persuading to Prepare for Quitting Smoking with a Virtual Coach: Using States and User Characteristics to Predict Behavior” presented at AAMAS 2023.
abstract 2023
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Moilanen, Joonas (author), van Berkel, Niels (author), Visuri, Aku (author), Gadiraju, Ujwal (author), van der Maden, W.L.A. (author), Hosio, Simo (author)
Good mental health is imperative for one’s wellbeing. While clinical mental disorder treatments exist, self-care is an essential aspect of mental health. This paper explores the use and perceived trust of conversational agents, chatbots, in the context of crowdsourced self-care through a between-subjects study (N = 80). One group used a...
journal article 2023
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Bruijnes, M. (author), Kesteloo, Mitchell (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author)
Background: People with diabetes mellitus not only have to deal with physical health problems, but also with the psycho-social challenges their chronic disease brings. Currently, technological tools that support the psycho-social context of a patient have received little attention.<br/><br/>Objective: The objective of this work is to determine...
journal article 2023
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Jung, Ji-Youn (author), Bozzon, A. (author)
Studies have shown that feminine chatbots are perceived as warmer (e.g., likable, friendly) and imbue more humanness to a machine than masculine or gender-androgynous chatbots. As chatbots are being widely deployed in various empathic contexts (e.g., revealing sensitive personal information or facilitating charity donations), how to design...
conference paper 2023
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Lupetti, M.L. (author), Hagens, E.M.A. (author), van der Maden, W.L.A. (author), Steegers-Theunissen, Régine (author), Rousian, Melek (author)
This paper explores the potential implications of embodied conversational agents (ECAs) in healthcare, focusing on the impact of appearance and conversation style on trustworthiness. We conducted a Research through Design investigation of ECAs for supporting women during the periconception period and in pregnancy. The paper presents the...
conference paper 2023
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Chen, P.Y. (author), Tielman, M.L. (author), Heylen, Dirk K.J. (author), Jonker, C.M. (author), van Riemsdijk, M.B. (author)
For personal assistive technologies to effectively support users, they need a user model that records information about the user, such as their goals, values, and context. Knowledge-based techniques can model the relationships between these concepts, enabling the support agent to act in accordance with the user's values. However, user models...
conference paper 2023
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Nicenboim, I. (author), Venkat, Shruthi (author), Rustad, Neva Linn (author), Vardanyan, D. (author), Giaccardi, Elisa (author), Redström, Johan (author)
Conversation Starters is a series of interactive prototypes that probe how to design explainable interactions with AI in everyday life. Taking a more-than-human approach, we explore how 'failures' could be transformed into opportunities for situated understandings of AI. We describe the process of designing fictional artifacts and scenarios...
conference paper 2023
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Albers, N. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), Aretz, N.L. (author), Ali, M. (author), Ekinci, A. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author)
Virtual coaches have the potential to address the low adherence common to eHealth applications for behavior change by, for example, providing motivational support. However, given the multitude of factors affecting users’ attitudes toward virtual coaches, more insights are needed on how such virtual coaches can be designed to affect these...
conference paper 2023
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Burger, Franziska (author)
This thesis investigates how artificial intelligence can support e-mental health for depression, i.e. the delivery of treatment and prevention interventions for depression using technology. E-mental health for depression is a promising means for bridging the treatment gap since it addresses many of the barriers that prevent people in need of...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Cromjongh, Robin (author)
Police officers are exposed to many potentially traumatising and stressful situations, but they do not always find the right mental health help they need. In this thesis, conversational agent Robyn is developed to help officers keep an eye on their mental well-being and find help when needed. An evaluation approach is also presented. The...
master thesis 2022
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Jung, Ji Youn (author)
Research has shown how people anthropomorphize conversational agents (CA) and unconsciously bring their gender stereotypes into human-agent interaction. For this reason, there has been a long lasted dilemma on whether designers should design CAs that conform to or violate stereotypical expectations. Despite the urgency and importance of...
master thesis 2022
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