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Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

'Harlie' stands for Human and Robot Language Interaction Experiment.​

It is the name of an Android smartphone application that our research team has developed.

Harlie can call you on your smartphone to have a chat with you and ask for voice samples.​

Harlie News

Please note testing is complete! Thank you to all participants!

20th May 2016

Harlie workshop for Health Professionals & clinical researchers. A huge thank you to those who have attended!

March 2016

The Conversation published an article about Harlie. Read the article.

Community Engagement

The Harlie research team and UQ summer students visited local community groups to discuss the benefits and limitations of involving chatting robots in health care. Group members had chats with Harlie on a smartphone and provided feedback to the researchers on their experience. Feedback gained from these groups is used to improve the user-friendliness of the application.

We would like to thank the following community groups for their support:

  • Yarn Friendship Group - Ashgrove West Uniting Church
  • Sunnybank District Community Men's Shed Inc.
  • Warrigal Community Knitting Club
  • Wilston Community Men's Shed
  • Toowong Senior Citizens Association
Human and Robot Language Interaction Experiment