An Educational Talking Toy based on an Enhanced Chatbot

Eberhard Groetsch, Alfredo Pina, Roman Balandin, Andre Barthel, Maximilian Hegwein

Abstract

Children are often motivated in their communication behaviour by pets or toys. Our aim is to investigate, how communication with “intelligent“ systems affects interaction of children. Enhanced chatbot technology – hidden in toys - is used to talk to children. In the Háblame-project (started as part of the EU-funded Gaviota project) a first prototype talking German is available. We outline the technical solution, and discuss further steps.

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in Harvard Style

Groetsch E., Pina A., Balandin R., Barthel A. and Hegwein M. (2015). An Educational Talking Toy based on an Enhanced Chatbot . In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-107-6, pages 360-363. DOI: 10.5220/0005452403600363


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu15,
author={Eberhard Groetsch and Alfredo Pina and Roman Balandin and Andre Barthel and Maximilian Hegwein},
title={An Educational Talking Toy based on an Enhanced Chatbot},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2015},
pages={360-363},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005452403600363},
isbn={978-989-758-107-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - An Educational Talking Toy based on an Enhanced Chatbot
SN - 978-989-758-107-6
AU - Groetsch E.
AU - Pina A.
AU - Balandin R.
AU - Barthel A.
AU - Hegwein M.
PY - 2015
SP - 360
EP - 363
DO - 10.5220/0005452403600363