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Illustration of a robot facing an elder woman
Projects Research

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.
Projects Research

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 …

ACI Team Research

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.
Projects Research

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 …

Events Projects Research

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 …

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 …

Events Publications Research

AHFE 2018: Best Paper Award at HSSE

The ACI-team did it again: just like in 2017, we received the best paper award of the HSSE conference (Human Side of Service Engineering) a sub-conference of the AHFE (Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics). The paper Using Augmented Reality and Gamification to Empower Rehabilitation Activities and Elderly Persons. A Study Applying Design Thinking …