Nils Hachmeister

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Faculty of Technology
Project title: 
Machine-Mediated Human-Human Interaction
This project investigates the mechanisms of machine-mediated collaboration between humans based upon the analysis of neuro-physiological data. We utilize hyperscanning techniques, i.e. the simultaneous recording of the electroencephalogram (EEG), to assess potential alignment effects on the cortical level in novel, robot-mediated interaction settings. While hyperscanning in natural, face-to-face interaction has been studied before, the effect of introducing a robot mediator has so far received little attention. We exploit state-of-the-art techniques from the domain of brain-machine interfaces (BMI) to realize complex interaction scenarios in which on-line feedback is constantly provided. To this end, we use a triadic setting, namely a human-machine-human interaction design. This allows for investigating the neuro-physiological foundations of such novel interaction situations and provides us with the opportunity to assess adaptation processes in machine-meditated interaction, such as t