In the Human Interaction Lab we model real-time human-human and human-system interaction through a variety of experimental and formal methods, and then implement automatic systems to test our models or improve interaction quality. We are particularly interested in the nature of communication and miscommunication and how these processes unfold with interacting agents.
Our domains of interest include face-to-face human interaction, mediated human interaction and human-agent interaction in virtual reality environments, and human-robot interaction. We work on both spoken and multi-modal communication (such as gesture). We carry out all aspects of interaction research, from data collection, to annotation and analysis, to experimentation, to the formal theory and algorithmic design of interaction models, to implementation in artificial agents with appropriate evaluation methods.