Socially Intelligent Agents: Creating Relationships with Computers and Robots / Edition 1

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The field of Socially Intelligent Agents (SIA) is a fast growing and increasingly important area that comprises highly active research activities and strongly interdisciplinary approaches. Socially Intelligent Agents, edited by Kerstin Dautenhahn, Alan Bond, Lola Cañamero and Bruce Edmonds, emerged from the AAAI Symposium "Socially Intelligent Agents - The Human in the Loop".
The book provides 32 chapters, written by leading SIA researchers, addressing topics such as: social robotics, embodied conversational agents, affective computing, anthropomorphism, narrative and story-telling, social aspects in multi-agent systems, new technologies for education and therapy, and more. This breadth of topics covered in Socially Intelligent Agents provides the reader with a comprehensive look at current research activities in the area.
Socially Intelligent Agents serves as an excellent reference for a wide readership, e.g. computer scientists, roboticists, web programmers and designers, computer users, cognitive scientists, and other researchers interested in the study of how humans relate to computers and robots, and how these agents in return can relate to humans. This book is also suitable as research material in a variety of advanced level courses, including Applied Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Agents, Human-Computer Interaction, Situated, Embodied AI.

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Contributing Authors. 1. Socially Intelligent Agents: Creating Relationships with Computers and Robots; K. Dautenhahn, et al. 2. Understanding Social Intelligence; P. Persson, et al. 3. Modeling Social Relationship: An Agent Architecture for Voluntary Mutual Control; A.H. Bond. 4. Developing Agents Who can Relate to Us: Putting Agents in Our Loop via Situated Self-Creation; B. Edmonds. 5. Party Hosts and Tour Guides: Using Nonverbal Social Cues in the Design of Interface Agents to Support Human-Human Social Interaction; K. Isbister. 6. Increasing SIA Architecture Realism by Modeling and Adapting for Affect and Personality; E. Hudlicka. 7. Cooperative Interface Agents; S. Pizzutilo, et al. 8. Playing the Emotion Game with Feelix: What Can a LEGO Robot Tell Us about Emotion? L. Ca 9. Creating Emotion Recognition Agents for Speech Signal; V.A. Petrushin. 10. Social Intelligence for Computers: Making Artificial Entities Creative in their Interactions; J. Rouchier. 11. EgoChat Agent: A Talking Virtualized Agent that Supports Community Knowledge Creation; H. Kubota, T. Nishida. 12. Electric Elves: Adjustable Autonomy in Real-World Multi-Agent Environments; D.V. Pynadath, M. Tambe. 13. Building Empirically Plausible Multi-Agent Systems: A Case Study of Innovation Diffusion; E. Chattoe. 14. Robotic Playmates: Analysing Interactive Competencies of Children with Autism Playing with a Mobile Robot; K. Dautenhahn, et al. 15. Mobile Robotic Toys and Autism: Observations of Interaction; F. Michaud, C. Théberge-Turmel. 16. Affective Social Quest: Emotion Recognition Therapy of Autistic Children; K. Blocher, R.W. Picard. 17. Pedagogical Soap: Socially Intelligent Agents for Interactive Drama; S.C. Marsella. 18. Designing Sociable Machines: Lessons Learned; C. Breazeal. 19. Infanoid: A Babybot that Explores the Social Environment; H. Kozima. 20. Play, Dreams and Imitation in Robota; A. Billard. 21. Experiences with Sparky, a Social Robot; M. Scheeff, et al. 22. Socially Situated Planning; J. Gratch. 23. Designing for Interaction: Creating and Evaluating an Empathic Ambience in Computer Integrated Learning Environments; B. Cooper, P. Brna. 24. Me, My Character and the Others; I. Machado, A. Paiva. 25. From Pets to Storyrooms: Constructive Storytelling Systems Designed with Children, for Children; J. Montemayor, et al. 26. Socially Intelligent Agents in Educational Games; C. Conati, M. Klawe. 27. Towards Integrating Plot and Character for Interactive Drama; M. Mateas, A. Stern. 28. The Cooperative Contract in Interactive Entertainment; R.M. Young. 29. Perceptions of Self in Art and Intelligent Agents; N. Tenhaaf. 30. Multi-Agent Contact Negotiation: Knowledge and Computation Complexities; P. Faratin. 31. Challenges for Agent-Based Social Simulation of Multilateral Negotiation; S. Moss. 32. Enabling Open Agent Institutions; J.A. Rodríguez-Aguilar, C. Sierra. 33. Embodied Conversational Agents in E-Commerce Applications; H. McBreen. Index.

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