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

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