Our Vision

Shaping technology to fit humans’ needs is central to our motivation in understanding, designing and creating new ways for Human-Computer Interaction. We are especially interested in future collaborative work environments and finding new ways for technology to seamlessly blend with existing work practices. This specifically includes Human-Robot Collaboration scenarios, where we aim to design novel concepts for interaction and cooperation between humans and semi-autonomous robots.

Our Research Projects


MobILe


In the research project MobILe - Human-Robot Interaction for a Self-determined Life, supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the conception as well as the opportunities and limitations of an assistance system for tetraplegics are explored by using a room-installed robotic arm for food consumption.
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MIA


MIA - Human-Robot Interaction at the Workplace. This research focuses on re-introducing severely disabled people into the job market by designing solutions within the scope of Human-Robot Collaboration. It combines sensor technologies with novel interaction design. The project is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.