26. July 2010

Robots as Fitness Coaches for Astronauts

As part of a new project funded by the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), scientists at Bielefeld are studying new ways of reducing the physical and psychological stress facing astronauts spending a long time in space. The idea is to use so-called artificial intelligent robot systems.

06. July 2010

32 million Euros for a new "Interactive Intelligent Systems" research building

Bielefeld University wins first place in the Wissenschaftsrat's [WR, Council of Science and Humanities] research buildings competition: outstanding quality and international significance.

18. June 2010

New DFG Priority Programme "Autonomous Learning": CITEC Scientist Among the Initiators

Increasing the autonomy of machine learning and making it more independent from human prestructuring is the ambitious goal of the new DFG Priority Programme "Autonomous Learning". It is modelled on the exceptional flexibility of human learning that goes far beyond the current abilities of what are mostly statistically based technical learning systems. By viewing learning as an active process embedded in action, the priority programme aims to open up new dimensions for self-teaching technical systems.

16. June 2010

First of the Lecture Series in Cognitive Interaction to Be Given by Prof. Janet Bavelas on 25 June

Prof. Janet Bavelas, University of Victoria, will give the first in the high-ranking Lecture Series in Cognitive Interaction entitled "What's unique about face-to-face dialogue?" on 25 June.

05. June 2010

Bielefeld Interactive Intelligent Systems Exhibit at the AUTOMATICA 2010

With the Centre of Excellence on Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) and the Research Institute for Cognition and Robotics (CoR-Lab), Bielefeld University will be presenting its focus of research on interactive intelligent systems before an international expert public at the AUTOMATICA Fair in Munich from 8 to 11 June 2010.