LIREC / LIving with Robots and InteractivE Companions
LIREC aims to establish a multi-faceted theory of artificial long-term companions (including memory, emotions, cognition, communication, learning, etc.), embody this theory in robust and innovative technology and experimentally verify both the theory and technology in real social environments. Whether as robots, social toys or graphical and mobile synthetic characters, interactive and sociable technology is advancing rapidly. However, the social, psychological and cognitive foundations and consequences of such technological artefacts entering our daily lives - at work, or in the home - are less well understood.
Jared Morgan commented on Sarah the Poetic Robot: An eclogue on Science and intuition - Or in the heart, Or in the head.
Love the quite remarkable cadence Sarah the Poetic Robot gives to her readings. Very cool. Also love the fact that she keeps moving subtly to give her a human quality.