Affective Computing & Intelligent Interactive Agents

Research Leads: Jonathan Gratch, Gale Lucas, Mohammad Soleymani

The Virtual Humans group advances research in the creation of human-like agents for virtual training environments and computational systems that use and understand emotion to enhance human-human hand human-machine interaction.

We explore how emotion impacts the use of language, gestures and expressions and how intelligent agents can make use of these to understand and shape interactions.  

Widely considered the most comprehensive research project of its kind, the ICT virtual human effort in developing interactive agents with the ability to exhibit and understand human emotions has applications in training and education and in furthering social science research about real people.