Welcome to the Social Cognitive Systems group
a research group of CITEC and the Faculty of Technology at Bielefeld University

How can cognitive systems turn into socially intelligent interaction partners, with abilities for understanding and predicting others, rich multimodal communication, or social adaptation and learning? We investigate the needed behavioral and cognitive mechanisms, develop computational accounts and bring them to bear in novel human-machine interaction scenarios with intelligent systems, virtual humans, or social robots. These systems are applied and tested in assisted living, industrial, or educational contexts.

For more information, please see our current research projects.

News [archive]

  • Two papers accepted at IVA 2016: one on "Using speech and gesture to create focus in utterances" and another one on "The effect of embodiment and comptence on trust and cooperation"
  • Paper on graceful interruption in human-agent interaction for people with cognitive impairments to be presented at the SLPAT 2016 Workshop
  • With David Schlangen, we are teaching a course on responsive conversational agents at ESSLLI 2016
  • New team member FurHat has arrived
  • Article ‘The ALICO corpus: Analysing the active listener’ accepted by the Language Resources and Evaluation journal.
  • Jan Pöppel joined the group as new research staff
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