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Spatial Cognitive Engineering

Research group The Spatial Cognitive Engineering group explores cognitive aspects of interacting with autonomous systems and of human-in-the-loop computing.

Research of the group mainly focuses on issues of human and computer not understanding each other. That is, in interaction with autonomous systems, for example robots or smart location-based services, we aim to narrow the gap between human and machine by getting the systems to use concepts and ways of communication that are close(r) to humans', among others. Another important aspect of our research is keeping users in the loop, i.e., to keep users in control of the (interaction) process, to counter some of the cognitive effects of automation, and to increase explainability of the systems.

We use principles and methods of Artificial Intelligence, Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Science, and Geographic Information Science. Research includes the development of new methods and algorithms, the identification and structuring of concepts and knowledge required for interaction ("ontologies"), and empirical (human-subject) studies.

Research leader

Kai-Florian Richter
Associate professor
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Overview

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Computing Science

Research area

Computing science

Projects

Escaping `Death by GPS': Foundations for Adaptive Navigation Assistance
Research area: Computing science
Duration 1 July 2019 until 31 December 2022
Type of project Research project
Autonomous Systems' Ability to Understand Their Own Limitations
Research area: Computing science
Duration 1 February 2018 until 31 January 2020
Type of project Research project

Latest publications

Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Elsevier 2022, Vol. 91
Teimouri, Fateme; Richter, Kai-Florian
Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Elsevier 2022, Vol. 93
Zhou, Zhiyong; Weibel, Robert; Richter, Kai-Florian; et al.
Paladyn - Journal of Behavioral Robotics, De Gruyter Open 2021, Vol. 12, (1) : 47-57
Singh, Avinash; Baranwal, Neha; Richter, Kai-Florian; et al.
Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Location Based Services, ICA Commission on Location Based Services; University of Glasgow 2021 : 1-4
Zhou, Zhiyong; Weibel, Robert; Richter, Kai-Florian; et al.
Journal of Location Based Services
Teimouri, Fateme; Richter, Kai-Florian
Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Taylor & Francis 2020, Vol. 110, (3) : 661-683
Kübler, Isabella; Richter, Kai-Florian; Fabrikant, Sara Irina
Intelligent Systems and Applications: Proceedings of the 2019 Intelligent Systems Conference (IntelliSys) Volume 2, Springer 2020 : 1026-1038
Singh, Avinash Kumar; Baranwal, Neha; Richter, Kai-Florian
Spatial Cognition XII: Proceedings, Switzerland: Springer Nature 2020 : 191-195
Richter, Kai-Florian; Devlin, Roisin; La Grecca, Filippo
ECAI 2020, IOS Press 2020 : 2402-2409
Singh, Avinash; Baranwal, Neha; Richter, Kai-Florian
11th International Conference on Geographic Information Science  - Part I, Schloss Dagstuhl–Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik 2020 : 14:1-14:16
Teimouri, Fateme; Richter, Kai-Florian