The Microsoft Agent ActiveX Control lets you add interactive characters like Genie, Merlin, Peedy, and Robby to your application or Web site. These characters can be used to guide and entertain visitors. You need to be running Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows NT? 4.00(x86) and Internet Explorer 3.02 or later. An optional text-to-speech synthesizer can be added to have the agent read his words aloud.
Support and development of the characters has stopped with the advent of Windows 7. For more information see the Microsoft Agent Home Page.