Projects

Palliative Care Agent

A conversational agent system that counsels terminally ill patients in order to alleviate their suffering and improve quality of life.

Health Ministry

A church community health intervention project to promote healthy behavior change.

Family Health History

A relational agen that simulate the behavior of a genetic counselor in collecting a family health history from individuals

Preconception Care

A relational agent who supports women in improving their personal preconception risks.

Preconception Care for Males (Gabe)

Application that delivers a health and wellness intervention to young African American men.

Atrial Fibrillation

A smart phone based virtual agent that provides counseling to patients with Atrial Fibrillation.

Alcohol Treatment for Veterans

An animated conversational agent that will counsel veterans about alcohol and substance use

Spinal Cord Injury

Virtual coach system that engages individuals with spinal cord injury to provide support and motivate adherence to self-care guidelines.

Couples Counseler Robot

The goal of this project is to develop and evaluate a robot to conduct couples counseling, focusing on promoting positive communication behavior

Public Speaking Coach

Anthropomorphic robot that acts as a coach to provide feedback during presentation rehearsals

Co-presenter Agent

A system that uses an automated, life-size, animated agent to help inexperienced speakers deliver their presentations in from of an audience

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression

An exploration of using relational agents to increase retention and dynamically adapt to user affective state in the context of a cognitive-behavioral therapy-based intervention for individuals with depressive symptoms.