Vague Agent


Empathy provides us relaxation and relief of stress. Unfortunately, we do not always have anyone to talk to. Recently, conversational agents are attracting attention. However, emotion recognition technologies for empathy are imperfect; explicit expression of empathy based on imperfect emotion estimation provokes a sense of aversion. To address these issues, we plan to develop an agent with vague appearance and expression. We expect that users would regard its ambiguous motions as empathic behaviors.

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