Integration and refinement: DR 2.4
Work package 2 has researched and developed 4 main functionalities that resolve around strategic learning goal setting for children, transparency of the system (explanation and style), and progress monitoring of the child. The first is PAL Control (see deliverable D2.1), an interface for children and health care professionals (HCP) to set learning goals for the children. The second is the parental monitoring interface, palInform (see D2.3), which is the software module in the PAL project that enables parents (and health care personnel) to provide insight into how their children use the system, their progress, and what glucose control & dietic values they fill in. The third is a model for robot and virtual agent behavioral style to express behaviors in a more personalized and task-compatible manner (D2.2). The fourth is an explanation method to allow the PAL system (avatar and robot) to explain the actions it proposes to the child (D2.2). In this document we describe how these four functionalities have been integrated with each other and with the PAL system. In general, the integration is guided by the learning goal structure, with at its basis the diabetes learning goal ontology . The ontology describes which goals can be active for the kid, which tasks can be performed to achieve those goals, and what type of goal it is. Learning goals can be set with PAL Control. Learning progress on tasks and goals can be monitored with palInform. The robot’s behavioral style (how it expresses itself) can be deduced from the type of learning activity. The explanation of why a robot proposed to the child to perform a particular learning task is generated based on the relation between the task and the goal it helps to achieve. All functions have been implemented and used during the last long term experiment in 2018/19 in Italy and The Netherlands in this integrated manner. The system worked as intended and indeed proposed content and explanations to the children based on individual goal settings. Here we report in more detail on how these functions interact with each other, and how they contribute to the PAL system. For a more detailed overview on how al modules of the PAL system are integrated and deployed, a journal article is in preparation [Annex 5].
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Pal Personal Assistant for Healthy Lifestyle ; TNO, Soesterberg