COMPANIONS is a leading edge project funded by the EU to investigate, design and build artificial companions. These companions will interact with people in a very natural way helping them to navigate the increasingly complex internet, gathering information relevant to individuals and tailored to the needs of those individuals
The COMPANIONS project developed virtual Companions for conversation to change the way people think about the relationships between people, computers and the Internet. This work has resulted system that goes beyond traditional task-based interaction into the realm of social interaction.
COMPANIONS is a EU Framework Programmes project funded by EU Framework 6.
Carried out in collaboration with Oxford University Computing Laboratory, Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS), As An Angel, Loquendo, France Telecom and others.
For further information please refer to http://www.companions-project.org/.
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