Shared planning for building human-agent therapeutic alliance

Amal Abdulrahman, Deborah Richards, Samuel Mascarenhas

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Abstract

Treatment non-adherence is a major worldwide problem that results in poor health outcomes among patients with various medical conditions. A good therapist-patient therapeutic alliance and face-to-face communication are regarded as key factors in improving adherence. In this research, we propose the extension of the existing agent architecture FAtiMA to design an embodied conversational agent that plays the role of the therapist by incorporating a shared mental model (SMM) and hybrid state-based and task-based dialogue engine.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2018
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages335-336
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450360135
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2018
Event18th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2018 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 5 Nov 20188 Nov 2018

Conference

Conference18th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2018
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period5/11/188/11/18

Keywords

  • Dialogue management
  • FAtimA
  • Negotiation
  • Shared planning
  • Therapeutic alliance
  • Transtheoretic model

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