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Behavior Analysis of User Interaction with Voice Agents


Term:

Spring

Department:

MAS: Media Arts and Sciences

Faculty Supervisor:

Cynthia Breazeal

Faculty email:

cynthiab@media.mit.edu

Apply by:

February 15th 2020

Contact:

Anastasia Ostrowski, akostrow@media.mit.edu

Project Description

Voice user interfaces such as Google Home, Amazon Alexa, and Jibo are becoming more prevalent in homes and everyday lives. Our work focuses on understanding how users interact with these devices and their behaviors towards the devices. We are seeking a UROP to analyze user behavioral data when interacting with various voice user interfaces. We encourage students who are highly independent and motivated to apply.

Pre-requisites

- Highly independent and motivated individuals - ~10 hours a week - Junior/Senior (preferred) - Interested in learning about behavioral analysis techniques