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ACI at the DIS 2020 Conference

We are happy to share that the Affective & Cognitive Institute had a work-in-progress paper accepted into the prestigious ACM Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2020, July 6-20) conference proceedings. Our paper titled “Co-Designing Assistive Tools to Support Social Interactions by Individuals with Deafblindness” describes the opportunities and challenges of including individuals with deafblindness in design …

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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 …

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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 …

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Interview on AI

In December, ACI-director Oliver Korn gave an interview on artificial intelligence and social robots. In the talk with Anja Nolte, they cover not only technological, but also societal and ethical aspects. The interviews as well as a concluding article have been published in January with the Volksbank Freiburg: Part 1 [German] Part 2 [German] Concluding …

A small robot is driving through a crowd.
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Impressions of the Open Day

Our first Open Day of 2018 was a great success. We are still a bit overwhelmed by the large number of visitors. Students, colleagues from Offenburg University and also some curious members of the public took the chance to inform themselves about our work and research projects. The ACI robot on tour Our robot “Sanbot” …

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Open Day at the ACI

The newly founded ACI – Affective & Cognitive Institute of the University of Applied Sciences in Offenburg introduces itself. On Wednesday, 14th November 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., an open day will take place in building B, room 123. We invite all employees, students and the public to get to know our team …

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ACI on Facebook and Twitter

The Affective & Cognitive Institute is expanding its public presence and is now also available on Facebook and Twitter. In order to inform the public adequately and promptly about our work, we are expanding our social media presence. In addition to our scientific publications and general news from the ACI projects, we want to give a …

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KoBeLU at IFA 2018

From 09/06/2018 to 09/11/2018 IFA 2018 took place in Berlin. As a nominee for the UX Design Awards KoBeLU also attended. Even though the lighting situation proved to be difficult for the systems cameras on the event, visitors could experience first hand the current capabilities of the system. For demonstration purposes, attendees could fold and …

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Kids’ University with Social Robots

Robots have long left their industrial settings. Next to everyday phenomena like vacuum cleaning robots we encounter the first autonomous “social robots” – for example in the domains health and care. And some of them walk towards us with a smile on their face… In the lecture of this year’s Kids’ university in Offenburg on …