Research Areas

LIREC will address a number of key scientific and technical areas, which have previously received limited examination:

  • A multi-aspect (perception, memory, emotions, communication, learning) theory of artificial long-term companions.
  • An extended empirical evaluation undertaken in real social settings to validate the theory developed.
  • Ethological issues in developing these long term companion relationships.
  • The effect of embodiment and migration on these long term companion relationships.
  • The development of a guideline framework for viable long term companion technologies.

Organisation of the research group

Publications and Background Reading

Analysis of Results and Methodology

Software Development

Related Projects

Dissemination activities