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ASTRO – Artificial Socio-Task Assistant Robot

Needs of Mixing Voice and Touch Inputs Voice user interface is now common, however, it’s not always the best way to achieve certain tasks. Users sometimes may want to take their initiative to explore information themselves through their preferable moderates. In this project, we explore mixed-initiative user experiences where a user collaborates with a conversational AI agent on a large touchscreen. In this project, we design a conversational user interface […]

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HARP – Holographic Archive of Research Projects

Holographic Archive of Research Projects @ Carnegie Mellon University (HARP@CMU) is a digital library of several hundred past research projects from all schools and disciplines, guided by a socially-aware humanoid virtual agent, displayed on a large custom 360 holographic display, where students, faculty, and guests can explore the rich history of interdisciplinary academic research conducted at the university. Leveraging state-of-the-art social AI technologies that the ArticuLab, Language Technologies Institute, and […]

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SARA – Socially Aware Robot Assistant

Socially Aware Robot Assistant SARA is a Socially-Aware Robot Assistant that interacts with people in a whole new way, personalizing the interaction and improving task performance by relying on information about the relationship between the human user and virtual assistant. Rather than taking the place of people, Sara is programmed to collaborate with her human users. Rather than ignoring the socio-emotional bonds that form the fabric of society, SARA depends […]

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InMind – Rapport-Building Personal Assistant on Mobile Devices

Intelligent assistants of 2025 In 2014, Yahoo! and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have announced a five-year, $10 million partnership, called the InMind project. The goal of the InMind is to invent, implement, experiment, and iterate with an intelligent assistant for mobile devices. Major companies are already exploring intelligent assistants such as Siri, and Google Now, M, and Cortana, and we expect they will continue to develop these. To make an […]

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Expressive Opinion Generation

Beyond the Cooperative Conversation Principle Let us begin by looking at an example of a question asked by one person and answered by another: A : “Do you have any favorite actor or actress?” B : “Yes, my favorite actress is Audrey Hepburn. Audrey is, just as one would expect, a charming and beautiful woman even in her private life!“ In this example, person A asked about person B’s favorite […]