COMPANIONS

01/11/2006 - 31/10/2010

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The COMPANIONS project developed virtual Companions for conversation to change the way people think about the relationships between people, computers and the Internet. This work has resulted system that goes beyond traditional task-based interaction into the realm of social interaction.
COMPANIONS is a EU Framework Programmes project funded by EU Framework 6. Carried out in collaboration with Oxford University Computing Laboratory, Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS), As An Angel, Loquendo, France Telecom and others. For further information please refer to http://www.companions-project.org/.
 
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Project Team

David Benyon
Professor
d.benyon@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2736
Alan Cannon
Research Fellow
a.cannon@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2437
Oli Mival
Principal Research Fellow
o.mival@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2761
Jay Bradley
(not currently an institute member)
Dr Paul Craig
(not currently an institute member)
Ms Nena Roa-Seiler
(not currently an institute member)

Associated Publications

Benyon, D., Gamback, B., Hansen, P., Mival, O., Webb, N. (2013). How Was Your Day? Evaluating a Conversational Companion. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, , (), .

Benyon, D., Gamback, B., Hansen, P., Mival, O., Webb, N. (2013). How Was Your Day? Evaluating a Conversational Companion. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, 4, (), 299 - 311.

Prescott1, T., Epton, T., Evers, V., McKee, K., Hawley, M., Webb, T., Benyon, D., Conran, S., Strand, R., Buning, M., Verschure, P., Dario, P., Group, t. (2012). Robot Companions For Citizens: Roadmapping The Potential For Future Robots In Empowering Older People. In: (Ed.) Bridging Research in Ageing and ICT Development, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). Prague, Czech Republic: . .

Smith, C., Crook, N., Dobnik, S., Charlton, D., Boye, J., Pulman, S., Camara, R., Turner, M., Benyon, D., Bradley, J., Mival, O., Gamback, B., Hansen, P., Webb, N., Cavazza, M. (2011). Interaction Strategies for an Affective Conversational Agent. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments. Special issue on Virtual Environments and Mobile Robots, 20, (5), .

Keywords: companions, emotion