Welcome to the Social Cognitive Systems group
We are a research group of CITEC and part of the Faculty of Technology.

We explore how cognitive systems can turn into socially intelligent interaction partners, with rich abilities for understanding others, multimodal communication and dynamic interpersonal adaptation. We study the needed behavioral and cognitive mechanisms, develop computational accounts and bring them to bear in novel scenarios of human-machine cooperation using intelligent interfaces, virtual humans, or social robots.

For more information see our current research projects here.

News [archive]

  • Extensive media coverage of L2TOR -- e.g. in New Scientist or The Atlantic
  • Jacqueline Hemminghaus and Thorsten Schodde joined the group as research assistants - Welcome!
  • New EU projects L2TOR (Second Language Tutoring Using Social Robots) and BabyRobot (Communication and Cooperation in Child-Robot Interaction) started January 2016
  • Project KOMPASS selected for the BMBF project gallery
  • Our virtual assistants in the media: futurezone.at, Neue Westfälische, WDR Lokalzeit (28.8.)


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