The Language And Interaction Research (LAIR) group at Michigan State University investigates language use in a variety of context and develops approaches for situated language processing to faciliate situated communication with artificial agents.
Recent Research Highlight
The following video demonstrates our recent work on teaching robots new verbs. The world is full of uncertainties. The robot can ask good questions and engage in an intelligent interaction with humans to acquire more reliable representation of grounded verb semantics. The details are described in our ACL 2017 paper .
- February 2018: Prof. Chai is awarded the William Beal Outstanding Faculty Award.
- November 2017: Prof. Chai gave an invited talk at Symposium on Natural Communication for Human-Robot Collaboration at AAAI Fall Symposium, Arlington, VA.
- September 2017: LAIR welcome our new group members: Guangyue Xu and James Peterkin II!
- August 2017: Prof. Chai gave an invited talk at the ACL 2017 Workshop on RoboNLP in Vancouver, Canada.
- July 2017: LAIR started a new project on Explanable AI (XAI) funded by DARPA through a subcontract from UCLA.
- June 2017: Qiaozi successfully passed his comprehensive exam. Congratulations!
- June 2017: Lanbo successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis! Congratulations!
- May 2017: Prof. Chai was invited to participate in the ES Forum on Interactive Task Learning , Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies, Frankfurt, Germany.
- March 2017: Prof. Chai was invited to participate in the NSF Workshop: Multimedia Research Challenges for the Next Ten Years , Arlington VA.
- March 2017: Prof. Chai received the College of Engineering Withrow Senior Scholar Award.
- November 2016: Prof. Chai gave an invited talk at EMNLP2016 Workshop on Uphill Battles in Language Processing - Scaling Early Achievements to Robust Methods in Austin, TX.
- August 2016: LAIR started a new project funded by NSF to investigate causality modeling for concrete action verbs. The goal is to support communicating with robots and other artificial agents in the physical world.
- May 2016: Lanbo She successfully passed his comprehensive exam