Cognition and Interaction

The research cluster on cognition and interaction studies natural and artificial cognitive systems and their interaction. Research is performed from two perspectives: Methods of artificial intelligence are used to develop cognitive models which can support a deeper understanding of specific characteristics of cognitive processes. Empirical studies and insights from cognitive science research, psychology and sociology can used as blueprint for the development of human-level cognitive systems. We are interested in what people expect from intelligent systems, how they interpret system reactions in companion systems such as recommender or assistant technologies, and how they use these technologies. On the other side we study how artificial cognitive systems need to be built to allow for smooth and quasi-natural interaction with humans.