The following research was presented at CollabTech 2021: Jui-Ying Wang, Sho Kubota, Jianpeng Zhanghe, Tomoo Inoue, Effects of dietary similarity on conversational and eating behaviors in online commensality, in D. Hernandez-Leo et al. (Eds.) Collaboration Technologies and Social Computing (Proceedings of the 27th International Conference, CollabTech 2021, Virtual Event, August31-September3), LNCS 12856, pp.20-34, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-85071-5_2, Springer, Cham. 2021.8.
The following paper was published: Tomoo Inoue, Kumiko Kawai, Boyu Sun, Kosuke Sasaki, Visual appearance is not always useful: Voice is preferred as a mediating conversational agent to support second language conversation, International Journal of Informatics Society, Vol.12, No.3, pp.177-185, 2021.3.
The following journal paper was published on IPSJ Journal: Kosuke Sasaki, Tomoo Inoue, Effects of the notification of native speaker’s speech rate on second language conversation, IPSJ Journal, Vol.62, No.1, pp.115-124, 2021.1. (in Japanese)
The following technical report was presented at IPSJ DCC conference: Takeshi Kamita,Atsuko Matsumot,Tatsuya Ito,Tomoo Inoue, チャットボット利用によるセルフメンタルヘルスケアシステム継続利用促進, DCC, Vol.2020-DCC-25, No.4, pp.1-8, 2020.5.20. (in Japanese)
The following technical report was published on CHI 2020 Late Braking Work which was canceled due to COVID-19 influence: Ari Nugraha, Tomoyuki Harada, Izhar Almizan Wahono, Tomoo Inoue, A tool to add a tutee agent in a monologue lecture video improves students’ watching experience, Proc. CHI’20 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, LBW342, 7 pages, doi>10.1145/3334480.3382884, Honolulu, April 25-30 (COVID-19 Canceled), 2020.5.
The following technical report was published on IPSJ-Interaction 2020: Ari Nugraha, Izhar Almizan Wahono, Tomoyuki Harada, Tomoo Inoue, A tool to transform monologue lecture style into dialogue style by adding a tutee agent in an educational video, Interaction2020, 3P-88, pp.1109-1113, 2020.3.2.
Zixuan Guo, Tomoo Inoue, Using a conversational agent to facilitate non-native speaker’s active participation in conversation, Proc. CHI’19 Extended Abstracts, LBW1216, 6 pages, doi>10.1145/3290607.3313075, 2019.5. Abstract When a non-native speaker talks with a native speaker, he/she sometimes feels hard to take speaking turns due to language proficiency. The resulting conversation between a non-native speaker and a native speaker is not always productive. In this paper, we propose a conversational agent to support a non-native speaker in his/her second language conversation. The agent joins the conversation and makes intervention by a simple script based on turn-taking rules for taking the agent’s…
Takeshi Kamita, Tatsuya Ito, Atsuko Matsumoto, Tsunetsugu Munakata, Tomoo Inoue, A chatbot system for mental healthcare based on SAT counseling method, Mobile Information Systems, Vol.2019, Article 9517321, 11p., https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/9517321, Hindawi, 2019.3. Abstract In recent years, mental health management of employees in companies has become increasingly important. As the number of psychotherapists is not enough, it is necessary for employees to be able to keep their mental wellness on their own. A self-guided mental healthcare course using VR devices has been developed, and its stress reduction effect has been validated previously. This study proposes a new version of the course using…
Kosuke Sasaki, Anne-Catherine Luther, Tomoo Inoue, Wolfram Luther, An automated structural approach to support theatrical performances by introducing gesture recognition to a cuing system, Collaboration Technologies and Social Computing, LNCS 11677, pp.251-261, doi>10.1007/978-3-030-28011-6_19, Springer, 2019.9. Our lab member, Kosuke Sasaki presented his work titled “An automated structural approach to support theatrical performances by introducing gesture recognition to a cuing system” at CollabTech 2019. His paper is part of Springer’s LNCS 11677.
Abstract Our goal is to facilitate real-time serial cooperative work. In real-time serial cooperative work, the order of subtasks is important because a failure of the order leads to a failure of the whole task. So, coordinating the order of workers’ subtasks is necessary to smoothly accomplish the tasks. In this paper, we propose a method that uses vibration to present the action order and coordinate the orders. We conducted a user study to verify the effectiveness of the method in theatrical performance practice, which was an example of real-time serial cooperative work. As a result, order coordination reduced mistakes…
Interaction Lab’s director, Professor Tomoo Inoue presented works titled “Speech Speed Awareness System slows down native speaker’s” at CollabTech 2019. His paper is becoming part of Springer’s LNCS 11677 book.
Abstract: In theatrical performance practices, actors are stressed once practice stops due to occurring mistakes. Our goal is to reduce the number of mistakes occurring in the theatrical performance practice by cuing the action order. We introduce a cuing system which uses tactile cues through vibrations and notifies actors of the turn of actions. We also reported the user study of the system. The results of the study suggested that the task-order coordination by the cuing system may be used not only for theatrical performance practices, but also for other real-time collaborative works with serial tasks.