Project Team:
Jose Espinosa, Henry Lieberman

IUI 06 Submission:

A Goal-Oriented Interface to Consumer Electronics using Planning and Commonsense Reasoning

Masters Thesis
Reducing the Complexity of Consumer Electronics Interfaces Using Commonsense Reasoning


  Consumer electronics devices are becoming more and more complicated to the point that the user is scare to manipulate them.  These devices do not know anything about every day life and human goals and they show irrelevant menus and options. By using EventNet, a comonsense reasoning plan recognizer, we build an interface with knowledge about the userís intentions. This knowledge helps the device to display relevant information to reach the userís goal. For example, a living room set that knows how to configure itself to watch the news. This leads to a more human like interaction with these devices.

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