Moe the Monkey: A Fun Way to Educate Children

Ikram Asghar, Oche Alexander Egaji, Mark Griffiths, David Hinton

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Abstract

This paper presents the development and usability testing of Evoke, an interactive avatar that can see, hear and respond to children in pitch-altered voice in real-time. The system uses Moe, a stylised monkey, as an interaction point between the teacher and children. Children remained fully engaged, responded more openly, and friendlier to the avatar (Moe), which was controlled by their teacher in a separate room. The user testing showed that the children listened to the character and were eager to ask questions, they grabbed and retained information given by Moe.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2018
Event12th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality & Associated Technologies (in collaboration with Interactive Technologies and Games. ITAG) - Teaching and Learning Building, University of Nottingham , Nottingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Sep 20186 Sep 2018
Conference number: 12th

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality & Associated Technologies (in collaboration with Interactive Technologies and Games. ITAG)
Abbreviated titleICDVRAT 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityNottingham
Period4/09/186/09/18

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