Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence

Your Virtual Butler

The Making-of

Editors: Trappl, Robert (Ed.)

  • Explores the making of your virtual, personalized artificial butler
  • Outlines necessary improvements of the state-of-the-art to develop the virtual butler into a welcome aid to a human being
  • Takes into account psychological and social considerations, experiences with/prerequisites for virtual or robotic companions, and further developments
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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 technologies have been used in assisting/conversing with persons, especially older ones, and what were the results; what are the advantages/disadvantages of virtual butlers as mainly software programs compared robots as butlers; and which methods, especially in artificial intelligence, have to be developed further and in which direction in order to create a virtual butler in the foreseeable future?

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: From Jeeves to Jeannie to Siri, and Then?

    Trappl, Robert

    Pages 1-8

  • Would a Virtual Butler Do a Good Job for Old People? Psychological Considerations about Benefits and Risks of Technological Assistance

    Oppenauer-Meerskraut, Claudia

    Pages 11-15

  • Framing the Invisible – The Social Background of Trust

    Heuwinkel, Kerstin

    Pages 16-26

  • Virtual Butler: What Can We Learn from Adaptive User Interfaces?

    Conati, Cristina

    Pages 29-41

  • Towards Affect Sensitive and Socially Perceptive Companions

    Castellano, Ginevra (et al.)

    Pages 42-53

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eBook $54.99
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $72.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-37345-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Your Virtual Butler
Book Subtitle
The Making-of
Editors
  • Robert Trappl
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Series Volume
7407
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-37346-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-37346-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-37345-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 187
Number of Illustrations and Tables
42 b/w illustrations
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