SenToy: a tangible interface to control the emotions of a synthetic character

Bullock, Adrian and Andersson, Gerd and Höök, Kristina (2003) SenToy: a tangible interface to control the emotions of a synthetic character. In: Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems (AAMAS), 14-18 July 2003, Melbourne, Australia.

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Assuming that learning is done best as a collaboration activity, better technical support for communication should be in place. Today's communication support for netlearning is in most cases asynchronous. Support for audio and video for synchronous communication will make it possible to collaborate more natural as in face-to-face meetings. Adding possibilities for an electronic shared workspace will amplify this collaboration to get it, in some cases, even better than face-to-face meetings. One problem with this is that people are not aware of the technological tools that exist today. Another problem is that people also might have tried synchronous communication in earlier days, where neither network, nor computers were powerful enough, which gave poor performance and a bad experience with echoing audio and blocky video with very few frames/s.This is not the case today. By making people aware of that and by making them try and use the different technologies they will get trust in use of the technology and be able to develop methodologies that utilise the technology in a pedagogic way ( By making people use net-based meetings as a natural way for communication new possibilities opens for netlearning.

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