Cyber Buddy (image) Michigan State University Caption Along with a human partner option, two software-generated partners were used during Feltz's study. This image represents one of the cyber buddy options. Credit Michigan State University Photo. Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.