• Developmental studies

    Exploring preschoolers' understanding of natural and artificial agents. Read more...

  • Demonstrating actions

    Learning by teaching people vs. computers: Sometimes teaching a computer is better! Read more...

  • Online teachable agents

    We explore the bidirectional link between children's concepts about agents and success with the Betty's Brain teachable agent system.  Read more...

  • Concepts about agency

    Testing people's attribution of agency to humans, computers, and robots. Read more...

About Us

The intentionality and vision project, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, represents an interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers in the Department of Psychology and Human Development and the Center for Intelligent Systems at Vanderbilt University. We are exploring both how people think about the capabilities of other people, computers, and robots, how these cognitions affect interactive behavior, and the perceptual basis for action parsing.

 

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