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

  • Charles Rich Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Candace L. Sidner BAE Systems Advanced Information Technology
Keywords: robot, avatar, embodied conversational agent, engagement, emotiom, collaboration, social relationship

Abstract

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.
Published
2009-01-18
How to Cite
Rich, C., & Sidner, C. L. (2009). Robots and Avatars as Hosts, Advisors, Companions, and Jesters. AI Magazine, 30(1), 29. https://doi.org/10.1609/aimag.v30i1.2765
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Articles