Socially Intelligent Agents and a Useful Social Robot
Dr. Kerstin Dautenhahn
Adaptive Systems Group, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
The seminar will introduce the field of Socially Intelligent Agents (SIA),
where researchers attempt to model, study and construct agents that can
relate to each other, and in particular to humans. Research into
human-style social intelligence for agents addresses important issues of
"Social Minds", e.g. imitation and mindreading.
The second part of the seminar will focus on the particular project AURORA
where we are studying whether a mobile "social robot" can be developed as a
therapeutic toy for children with autism. The evaluation of robot-human
interaction is one important research topic in this project.
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