Theory of Mind Modeling and Common Ground in Interaction and Communication


Motivations and Objectives

Theory of mind (ToM) refers to agents' ability to impute mental states to themselves and others, which is fundamental to aspects of human’s embodied cognition and social reasoning. Motivated by human ToM, we develop benchmarks and methods to model AI agents' ability to ascribe beliefs, intentions, desires, emotions, knowledge, percepts, and non-literal communication to their human partners.

Our thoughts and positions:

Selected Recent Papers

Modeling Partner’s Beliefs, Knowledge, and Intentions

Modeling Partner’s Perceptual Experiences

Building and Maintaining a Common Ground