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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 …

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incluMOVE at eQualification 2019

2019 Feburary, 25th and 26th, world conference center, Bonn. Together with our project partners FEMOS and Fraunhofer IPA, we presented our project “incluMOVE” at the status conference “eQualification 2019” in Bonn.  At the conference, experiences and information from all funded projects of the BMBF program “Digital Media in Vocational Education and Training” can be exchanged. …

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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 …