Robots and Avatars as Hosts, Advisors, Companions, and Jesters

Charles Rich, Candace L. Sidner


A convergence of technical progress in AI and robotics has renewed the dream of building artificial entities that will play significant and worthwhile roles in our human lives. We highlight the shared themes in some recent projects aimed toward this goal. 


robot, avatar, embodied conversational agent, engagement, emotiom, collaboration, social relationship

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