Companion-Technology: Towards User- and Situation-Adaptive Functionality of Technical Systems. Honold, F., Bercher, P., Richter, F., Nothdurft, F., Geier, T., Barth, R., Hörnle, T., Schüssel, F., Reuter, S., Rau, M., Bertrand, G., Seegebarth, B., Kurzok, P., Schattenberg, B., Minker, W., Weber, M., & Biundo, S. In 10th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE 2014), pages 378–381, 2014. IEEE.
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The properties of multimodality, individuality, adaptability, availability, cooperativeness and trustworthiness are at the focus of the investigation of Companion Systems. In this article, we describe the involved key components of such a system and the way they interact with each other. Along with the article comes a video, in which we demonstrate a fully functional prototypical implementation and explain the involved scientific contributions in a simplified manner. The realized technology considers the entire situation of the user and the environment in current and past states. The gained knowledge reflects the context of use and serves as basis for decision-making in the presented adaptive system.

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