Welcome to the Sociable Agents Group

Sociable virtual agents

We explore how cognitive systems can turn into intelligent, socially adept interaction partners. To this end, we study the behavioral, sensori-motor and cognitive mechanisms of human communication and develop methods to attain similar abilities in machines. Using 3D avatars, virtual humans or humanoid robots we apply those models in novel human-machine interaction scenarios and experiments. We are particularly interested in understanding the dynamic coordinations and mutual adaptations taking place between conversation partners.

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