ACI Team

Interview in the Offenburger Tageblatt

AN ADDED VALUE FOR THE PEOPLE In an interview, professor Oliver Korn takes a look into the future of robots. Coming into Oliver Korn’s office, first thing, the visitor meets Pepper. The little guy certainly looks nice and friendly, but the interaction with the professor is still a bit of a struggle. But Korn is …

Image of Pepper
ACI Team

Welcome to the Team, Pepper!

After already welcoming QTrobot in our team last March, Pepper joins us as a new team member. He too will assist us in further researching the topic of social robots and will eventually become the foundation of future studies. Pepper is a social-humanoid robot from SoftBank Robotics. His specialty is the interaction with humans. This …

Two researchers are discussing during the project meeting
Events Misc Projects

5th SUITCEYES Project Meeting in Offenburg

One of the last work weeks before Christmas. Everybody is preparing for a merry celebration. Well, not entirely. One group of international researchers still keep their minds sharp and active. They gather up at University of Applied Sciences Offenburg to continue their work in the SUITCEYES project. On 5th – 6th December the 5th SUITCEYES …

ACI at the SUITCEYES Symposium 2019
Events Projects

ACI in Borås, Sweden – SUITCEYES Symposium 2019

On 22nd August 2019, the SUITCEYES symposium “Haptic Communication – Breaking the Barriers for Inclusion and Participation” took place in the wonderful city of Borås, Sweden. With one and a half years having passed since the launch of the SUITCEYES project, consortium members, stakeholders and decision makers assembled to report on the latest findings in …

Publications Research

New Book on Social Robots

Social robots not only work with humans in collaborative workspaces – we meet them in shopping malls and even more personal settings like health and care. Does this imply they should become more human, able to interpret and adequately respond to human emotions? Do we want them to help elderly persons? Do we want them …

Illustration of a robot facing an elder woman
Projects Research

Social Robots – Assistance for the Elderly?

In collaboration with Francesca Fracasso, a researcher of the “Planning and Scheduling Technology Laboratory” (PST Lab, headed by Amedeo Cesta), at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC) of the National Research Council of Italy, we are conducting a cross-cultural investigation on people’s believes and opinions on social robots. Social robots differ from other …