[a]social creatures lab
The [a]social creatures lab focusses on understanding social interaction with and between artificial creatures.
Research on social interaction with artificial creatures is typically performed with anthropomorphic robots that have human characteristics, such as speech, emotions, gestures and other nonverbal behaviors. The group studies the boundaries of what social interaction with artificial creatures means by varying form, complexity and function including humanoids, abstractly shaped robots, intelligent virtual agents, avatars, non-playing characters, conversational agents and swarm robots. To understand the role of robots in society, they also investigate less favorable impact of human robot relationships on people and the society of the future.