Last year the institute’s director Prof. Dr. Oliver Korn won the innovation award of AGYA, the Arab-German Young Academy. Ever since, Social Robots have become an important topic at the Affective & Cognitive Institute (ACI).

We are hosting a Workshop (together with AGYA) at this year’s PETRA conference and in the last few months we have been producing two films together with Oliver’s colleague Prof. Dr. Götz Gruner and the three students Sebastian Kugelmann, Markus Kopp, and Sven Hartung. It features social robots like Paro, Nao and Offenburg’s soccer robot SWEATY.

There is a short teaser and a longer documentary with interviews. Enjoy these movies: they are a good example of our multi-disciplinary approach and give an entertaining introduction to the topic of Social Robots: