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

We are a research group in CITEC and a work group in the Faculty of Technology.
We explore how cognitive systems can turn into socially intelligent interaction partners. For this we develop computational methods and models of the behavioral and cognitive mechanisms underlying human social interaction and communication, and we apply them in interactive systems like virtual humans, avatars or robots to enable novel ways of human-machine interaction and cooperation.

Our current research projects focus on

  • Cognitive mechanisms of multimodal communication in speech and gesture
  • Bayesian models of prediction and adaptation in dialogue
  • Mental simulation and situated language processing
  • Incremental processing in integrated conversational systems
  • Applications like virtual assistants or tutoring systems

News [archive]

  • We are seeking candidates for open positions!!
  • News release on KogniHome and Billie
  • Farina presented at the MaMuD Workshop
  • Presentation at the Turkish German Multimodal Interaction Summit "TGMIS 2014" in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Amir defended his PhD thesis and graduated on Oct 17 with summa cum laude!
  • 2nd Best Paper Award at KogWis 2014 to our paper on speech-gesture info distribution
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