TeamMATE: Computer Game Environment for Collaborative and Social Interaction

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Title TeamMATE: Computer Game Environment for Collaborative and Social Interaction
Author Thomas, Daniel; Vlacic, Ljubo (Ljubisa)
Publication Title 2005 IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts
Year Published 2005
Place of publication Piscataway, NJ
Publisher IEEE
Abstract In order to investigate the interaction and collaboration of human and artificial beings as fully equal partner agents, we have developed an interactive computer game called TeamMATE and tested its operation under a boardroom-like play scenario. We outline the key features and desirable properties that are necessary in an electronic boardroom environment and introduce a physical layer concept that allows us to define the electronic boardroom as well as the required sensors, effectors and communication protocols in an extensible manner. Once the basics of the TeamMATE system have been described, we demonstrate a simple brainstorming process defined within a physical layer. Within this electronic boardroom, human and artificial beings, as fully equal partner agents, interact collaboratively to fulfil the various roles and responsibilities related to the process under observation. Finally, we conclude with our observations of TeamMATE in action, and how this contributes to further work with collaborative fully equal partner agents.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ARSO.2005.1511620
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ISBN 0-7803-8947-6
Conference name 2005 IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO'05), IEEE
Location Nagoya, Japan
Date From 2005-06-27
Date To 2005-12-30
Date Accessioned 2007-05-11
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Intelligent Robotics
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1a

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