Relational Agents are computer agents designed to form long-term, social-emotional relationships with their users. We are investigating the use of these agents in task domains in which human-agent relationships actually improve task outcomes, such as in coaching, counseling, psychotherapy and healthcare.

Lab Overview

VICKY: Virtual Genetics Counselor

Dynamic Duo: Co-Presenting with Virtual Agents

Virtual Discharge Nurse

AlwaysOn Agent for Social Support of Isolated Older Adults

RAISE Project Video 1

RAISE Project Video 2

RAISE Project Video 3

RAISE Project Video 4

Group Counseling Agent