A Mixed-Initiative Intelligent Tutoring Agent for Interaction Training
Hubal, R. C., & Guinn, C. I. (2002). A Mixed-Initiative Intelligent Tutoring Agent for Interaction Training. In Intelligent User Interface Conference,.
We describe an intelligent virtual tutor for interaction skills training applications. We use agent software to create knowledgeable, emotional, expressive avatars, who populate virtual worlds both as actors within the interaction and as tutors. Our intelligent tutor can be customized by the user and can serve as demonstrator, trainer, coach, mentor, or observer. We are employing the tutor in applications for customer service, interviewing, negotiation, and patient assessment and history-taking.