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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 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 …

Projects Research

Vibrotactile vest for deafblind

A Communication Interface Deafblindness is a serious condition caused by accidents, illnesses or genetic preconditions, often leaving the visually and auditorily impaired person in a state of anxiety and depression. In the SUITCEYES project, we are addressing this issue and looking at ways of alleviating the distress it causes by enriching subjects’ experience in the …

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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 …

Conferences Media Research

New Film on Social Robots

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 …

Projects Research

Start of a new project: incluMOVE

On November, 20th 2017 the official kickoff of the project incluMOVE took place in Gärtringen. Representatives of the lead partner and all project partners were present to give the green light for the new educational and research project. At first the lead partner introduced himself and found some encouraging and motivating words for the partners of the …

Publications Research

Book: Game Dynamics. Best Practices in Procedural and Dynamic Game Content Generation

Korn, Oliver; Lee, Newton (Eds.): Game Dynamics. Best Practices in Procedural and Dynamic Game Content Generation Springer Berlin Heidelberg, ISBN 978-3-319-53087-1 DOI = 10.1007/978-3-319-53088-8 Text on ResearchGate | Text on SpringerLink Abstract This book offers a compendium of best practices in game dynamics. It covers a wide range of dynamic game elements ranging from player …