Plenary Meeting in Augsburg

May 30, 2017, 9 a.m.

Technical and user partners are taking part to the 4th plenary meeting in Augsburg (Germany). The main objective of this meeting is to present the second prototype and the main functionalities to be improved during the upcoming months. 

The scientific content has been extended including different topics within each use case originally identified. At the present stage KRISTINA can act as a social compainion, health expert, nursing assistant and also as a health coach, mediator and receptionist. 

As a social companion KRISTINA could for example provide information on the main daily news published in the newspaper, or on the weather forecast or on public local events. These interaction have been identified to assist the elderlies in a home setting.

Moreover, as a nursing assistant KRISTINA is able to inform the caregivers about the sleeping and eating routines of the user as also about their personal habits.

The system is going also to act as health expert in home and healthcare settings where it will be able to provide information about dementia (in case of assistance to elderlies) or on vaccination, baby care, low back pain (in case of assistance of migrants from North Africa). 

Last, the role of receptionist has been also improved, creating a specific knowledge base that can be used by the system in order to localize the nearest health centre or the nearest park to go for a walk and to spend time outside or to participate to local events, promoting the integration of migrant communities.

More work will be done during the upcoming months trying to focus on gestures, emotions recognition. All the suggestions that users will provide during the evaluation of the second prototype will be analized by our user partners in order to build a user-centric system able to interact in Arabic, Turkish, Polish, Spanish and German.


multilingual intelligent embodied agent social competence adaptive dialogue expressive speech recognition and synthesis discourse generation vocal facial and gestural social and emotional cues