Humanoid Agents as Hosts, Advisors, Companions and Jesters

Candace L. Sidner

Humanoid agents can serve in a variety of activities ranging from hosts, to advisors and coaches, to teachers and to humous companions. This paper explores recent research in humanoid robots and embodied conversational agents to undertand how both of these types of humanoid agents might play a role in our lives.

Submitted: Feb 21, 2008

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