Accession Number:

AD1159900

Title:

Toward Natural Turn-Taking in a Virtual Human Negotiation Agent

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Research Paper]

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES

Report Date:

2015-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8

Abstract:

In this paper we assess our progress toward creating avirtual human negotiation agent with fluid turn-takingskills. To facilitate the design of this agent, we have collected a corpus of human-human negotiation roleplaysas well as a corpus of Wizard-controlled human-agentnegotiations in the same roleplay scenario. We comparethe natural turn-taking behavior in our human-humancorpus with that achieved in our Wizard-of-Oz corpus,and quantify our virtual humans turn-taking skills using a combination of subjective and objective metrics.We also discuss our design for a Wizard user interfaceto support real-time control of the virtual humans turntaking and dialogue behavior, and analyze our wizardsusage of this interface.

Descriptors:

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]