Werewolves, cheats, and cultural sensitivity

Ruth Aylett, Mei Yii Lim, Lynn Hall, Sarah Tazzyman, Birgit Endrass, Elisabeth Andre, Chistopher Ritter, Asad Nazir, Ana Paiva, Gert Jan Hofstede, Arvid Kappas

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Abstract

This paper discusses the design and evaluation of the system MIXER (Moderating Interactions for Cross-Cultural Empathic Relationships), which applies a novel approach to the education of children in cultural sensitivity. MIXER incorporates intelligent affective and interactive characters, including a model of a Theory of Mind mechanism, in a simulated virtual world. We discuss the relevant pedagogical approaches, related work, the underlying mind model used for MIXER agents as well as its innovative interaction interface utilising a tablet computer and a pictorial interaction language. We then consider the evaluation of the system, whether this shows it met its pedagogical objectives, and what can be learned from our results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2014
PublisherInternational Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS)
Pages1085-1092
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781634391313
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2014 - Paris, France
Duration: 5 May 20149 May 2014

Publication series

Name13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2014
Volume2

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2014
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period5/05/149/05/14

Keywords

  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Emotion and social/cultural behaviour
  • Empathy
  • Intelligent virtual agents
  • Models of personality
  • Synthetic characters

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