Prof. Vicharn Panich
has posted in ชีวิตที่พอเพียง : 2740. คุยกับหุ่นยนตร์ที่มีมรรยาท https://www.gotoknow.org/posts/613227
I think this would give ideas of where man-machine interactions are now in (US) English language.
The research in (alphabetical order) Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish,... is intense and well supported.
No news from NECTEC on progress in this area. Last time I looked on NECTEC website, I found many broken (url) links. They are possibly to busy to keep the public informed.