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Participant wearing the eyetracking glasses.
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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 …

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 …

A small robot is driving through a crowd.
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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 …

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ACI-Workshop at AAL Forum on Social Robot Market

Like in 2016 and 2017, the ACI will again be involved in the AAL Forum (Active and Assisted Living) – 2018 hosted in Bilbao. This year’s workshop focuses on market barriers and opportunities for social robots. It starts September 26 at 2 pm and builds on the outcomes from last year’s workshop “Does the Robot …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …