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Robert Michael Young
Postdoctoral Fellow, RI
No longer a member of RI.
Research Interests

Research Interests



  • Task-related communication, understanding and generating descriptions of complex activities and using communication to coordinate activity between conversational participants (both people and computational agents).
  • Representing and reasoning about plans and the planning process, particularly in the context of agents communicating about joint activity.
  • Software tools for the design, creation and control of liquid narrative: computer-mediated collaboration structured and dynamically controlled as an unfolding storyline. Also the creation of artificial characters capable of believable, dramatic interaction in these environments.
  • Communication in computer-mediated environments like MUDs and MOOs.

Research Interest Keywords
case-based reasoninghuman-computer interactionplanning and scheduling