Automated Door Attendant

This project involved contributions by numerous undergraduate groups over the years, and was brought to its current form through the M.Eng. work of Michael Perez. Several new projects related to the Door Attendant are available.


The Automated Door Attendant (ADA), a multimodal interactive system functioning as a virtual secretary for a professor, is an example of an artificial agent deployed in a role typically assigned to humans. Accepting both speech and touch as input, it serves as an appointment scheduler, a document browser, a videoconferencing client, and a video answering-machine for visitors. This website outlines the development and progress of the system, in particular, the user- and professor-side interfaces.

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Last update: October 31 2005