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An image of the setup of our participatory design session
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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 …

Garment Vest Prototype of SUITCEYES
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“Follow Your Partner” – SUITCEYES Pilot Study

Having created a prototype for the gamified scenario titled Follow Your Partner, designed to help individuals with deafblindness learn how to navigate with the vest, it was time to conduct a pilot study. The study, part of the SUITCEYES project, took place this November in Stuttgart and at Offenburg University with four individuals with deafblindness. …

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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
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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 …

Participant wearing the eyetracking glasses.
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Eye-Tracking Study for incluMOVE

After our helpful mouse Gregor has officially been introduced at the eQualfication, he now has to prove his abilities as a virtual assistant in a study. Within the project incluMOVE we are testing the influence of the virtual assistant Gregor regarding the users’ attention and understanding. The virtual assistant Gregor steers the participants of our …

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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 students test the SUITCEYES prototype vest while an ACI coworker controls the vibration of the vest with his mobile phone.
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Easter-Egg-Hunt Study

We started the new year testing our prototype for the SUITCEYES project in a field study. On Saturday, twelve students from Offenburg University participated in our deafblind simulation and navigated through four different routes guided only by the vibrations of the vest. The SUITCEYES project aims to empower deafblind individuals through the use of a …