Welcome to the Social Cognitive Systems group, a research group in CITEC and a work group in the Faculty of Technology.

Note that we've changed our name recently. Our former name was Sociable Agents Group.

We explore how (human or artificial) cognitive systems become socially intelligent interaction partners. We study the behavioral and cognitive mechanisms that shape the human ability for social interaction, and we try to model them in robots, virtual humans, avatars or other interactive systems to enable novel human-machine interaction scenarios. For more details, please check out our research projects.

News [archive]

  • BMBF news release about KogniHome and Billie
  • Amir's PhD defense on Oct 17, 10-12am
  • Best Paper Award at KogWis2014 -- our paper speech-gesture information distribution ranked second!
  • Stefan handed over the position of chairman of the German Society of CogSci and is elected member of its Advisory Board
  • Herwin about to leave for a two-month research stay at Catherine Pelachaud's lab
  • We have changed our name to Social Cognitive Systems group
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