Human-Agent Collaboration in Meetings
Both virtual and embodied intelligent agents are being designed and deployed in multi-user situations, and we join this research effort by proposing a series of research projects that aim to design and build a meeting facilitation agent. The agent should be able to facilitate the right activities, in the right way, and at the right moment. Our designs are informed by human-human group meeting theories and meeting facilitation frameworks. Moreover, we are interested in exploring the differences between human-human collaboration and human-agent collaboration, and how such uniqueness of an agent can expend human teams’ capabilities in the meeting context.