Videos


ERICA and WikiTalk first demo
This video shows the first demo of ERICA giving information from Wikipedia using WikiTalk. This work was done at Kyoto University in the ERATO Ishiguro Symbiotic Human-Robot Interaction program. ERICA is a highly realistic female android robot developed in Japan by Osaka University, Kyoto University and the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute (ATR). Researchers at Kyoto University led by Professor Tatsuya Kawahara are developing ERICA's spoken dialogue capabilities. In the video ERICA talks fluently about a range of topics including ancient Greek, robots, artificial intelligence, intelligence in medieval philosophy, and androids.



CityTalk Tokyo Waterfront
CityTalk Tokyo Waterfront (10 minutes)
This video shows a robot giving information about hotels and restaurants in Tokyo Waterfront. The robot gives information about three hotels in different price ranges. When the person asks about restaurants, the robot switches domains and gives information about several restaurants in different price ranges and serving different types of food.
The video was shown at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Stockholm, 2018.



Multilingual WikiTalk English and Japanese
This video shows CDM WikiTalk's multilingual capabilities. The robot speaks English with an English speaker and Japanese with a Japanese speaker, and talks about Shakespeare and other topics using both English and Japanese Wikipedias. The robot switches to Japanese when the Japanese speaker says "Nihongo" and back to English when the English speaker says "English".
The video was shown at the SIGDIAL Conference on Discourse and Dialogue, Prague, 2015.



Finnish WikiTalk
Finnish WikiTalk (12 minutes)
This video shows Finnish WikiTalk in a domestic setting. The robot can speak English and Finnish, and talks in Finnish about a wide range of topics using Finnish Wikipedia. As well as making smooth topic shifts to related topics, the robot switches to a completely unrelated topic (a so-called "awkward topic shift") when the user spells the first part of the name of the unrelated topic.




CityTalk Cambridge
CityTalk first demo (4 minutes)
This video shows the first demo of CityTalk. The robot gives information about hotels and restaurants in Cambridge. When the person asks about hotels, the robot clarifies which part of town and what price range is suitable, then suggests a hotel using a local hotel database. When the person asks about a restaurant, the robot switches domains and asks which part of town and what kind of food they would like, then suggests two restaurants using a local restaurant database.


SamiTalk
SamiTalk first demo (4 minutes)
The world's first Sami-speaking robot talking about the situation of Sami languages in Finland. SamiTalk is a robot application that tells information from Sami Wikipedia in the North Sami language. This prototype was developed at University of Helsinki for the Academy of Finland DigiSami project.
The video was shown at the International Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems in Saariselkä, Finland in 2016. 



MoroTalk is a news-reading robot application that tells local news from online news feeds. The application was developed at University of Helsinki for the future elder-care technology training unit of the SASKY Municipal Education and Training Consortium in Sastamala, Finland. The video shows the first demo of MoroTalk. The robot tells local news in Finnish about Tampere city in Finland using online news feeds of the local Aamulehti newspaper.



First WikiTalk demo
This video shows the first ever demo of WikiTalk on a Nao robot at the International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces in Metz, France in 2012. Although the speech recognition on this older robot was sometimes difficult due to low confidence scores, the demo showed that WikiTalk could support successful information access dialogues with the talking robot. This version of WikiTalk was for English only.