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Misc Projects

Major project OGFLab launched

The ACI-affiliated project Open Game & FabLab, or OGFLab for short, was launched on 1 July 2021.  Funded by the BMBF to the tune of 1.4 million euros, the project will expand the area of business start-ups at the university in the long term and raise it to a qualitatively higher level. New StartUpLab as …

Misc Projects Research

SUITCEYES-project is complete!

Three years of hard work and intensive research activity on how to improve the life of persons with deafblindness – and now the European project SUITCEYES is complete. International exchange on deafblindness To present the results and discuss further needs, the consortium invited participants to the symposium “Living Through Touch – Smart, Haptic Communication for …

Misc Projects

Podcast – What is the Future of Social Robots?

ACI Director Oliver Korn talks to Marc Verbenkov in the Automated Podcast about the future of social robots. In 45 minutes, the two talk entertainingly about social robots in healthcare, their economic potential and ethical challenges. Just listen in and learn a lot about social robots: Where are social robots already used today and why …

Virtual Agents displayed in the Florida Study
Misc Publication Research

Collaborative study with Florida

How much do we accept virtual agents, even if they give us negative feedback or even insult us? The PhD. Candidate Isaac Wang from Florida investigated this together with the Affective & Cognitive Institute ACI in an intercultural study about acceptance of virtual agents. The result of the different acceptance by American and German participants …

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 …