Welcome to the Social Cognitive Systems group! (formerly Sociable Agents)

We are a research group in CITEC and a work group in the Faculty of Technology. We explore what it takes for a cognitive system to be a socially intelligent interaction partner. In particulur we are interested in the behavioral and cognitive mechanisms that underpin humans' ability for social interaction, and we try to endow robots, virtual humans, avatars or other interactive systems with similar skills to enable novel human-machine interaction scenarios.

Our current research focuses on

  • sensorimotor and cognitive aspects of multimodal communication
  • mental simulation and situated language processing
  • prediction and mentalizing in dialogue
  • adaptation and coordination in social interaction
  • applications like virtual assistants or tutoring systems
For details please see our research projects.

News [archive]

  • News release on KogniHome and Billie
  • Amir graduated Oct 17 with summa cum laude!
  • 2nd Best Paper Award at KogWis 2014 to our paper on speech-gesture info distribution
  • Stefan handed over the position of chairman of the German CogSci Society and is now on its Advisory Board
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