Cynthia Lynn Breazeal

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We developed a smartphone application that detects users' affect and provides personalized positive psychology interventions in order to enhance users' psychological wellbeing. Users' emotional states were measured by analyzing facial expressions and the sentiment of SMS messages. A virtual character in the application prompted users to verbally journal(More)
We are developing a novel interface for controlling the behavior of physical (e.g., a personal robot) or virtual (e.g., an animated agent such as in Second Life) avatars. As the morphologies of these avatars become more sophisticated, it becomes more difficult to convey, compellingly and effectively, the remote human's communicative intent while mitigating(More)
Citation: Kory Westlund JM, Jeong S, Park HW, Ronfard S, Adhikari A, Harris PL, DeSteno D and Breazeal CL (2017) Flat vs. Expressive Storytelling: Young Children’s Learning and Retention of a Social Robot’s Narrative. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 11:295. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00295 Prior research with preschool children has established that dialogic or active(More)
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