Technology that understands

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Uni Bielefeld02.11.2009
Empathetic technical systems
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On this Cluster of Excellence

The scientists at CITEC have a vision of technology that understands. Future machines should be orientated towards people instead of - as hitherto – visa versa. From everyday appliances to robots. Prerequisites are the natural interaction with people and the flexibility of machines so that they can adjust their features to changing conditions, whereas the research of Cognitive Interaction Technology is the necessary pioneer work. A key of this is the search for the fundamental architectural principles of cognitive man-machine interaction. These challenges can only be mastered through true interdisciplinary collaboration between the most diverse fields of study. Thus CITEC enlists the faculties of Biology, Linguistics and Literature, Physics, Psychology, Sport Science, as well as Technology.