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Spatial Cognitive Engineering

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.

Projects

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

Latest publications

2020
Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Taylor & Francis 2020, Vol. 110, (3) : 661-683
Kübler, Isabella; Richter, Kai-Florian; Fabrikant, Sara Irina
2020
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
2020
Spatial Cognition XII: Proceedings, Switzerland: Springer Nature 2020 : 191-195
Richter, Kai-Florian; Devlin, Roisin; La Grecca, Filippo
2020
ECAI 2020, IOS Press 2020 : 2402-2409
Singh, Avinash; Baranwal, Neha; Richter, Kai-Florian
2020
Highlights in Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, and Trust-worthiness: The PAAMS Collection, Springer Nature 2020 : 168-178
Singh, Avinash; Baranwal, Neha; Richter, Kai-Florian; et al.
2020
Advances in Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, and Trustworthiness: The PAAMS Collection, Springer Nature 2020 : 439-442
Singh, Avinash; Baranwal, Neha; Richter, Kai-Florian; et al.
2019
International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Taylor & Francis Group 2019, Vol. 33, (7) : 1420-1443
Kashian, Alireza; Rajabifard, Abbas; Richter, Kai-Florian; et al.
2019
14th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory, Dagstuhl, Germany: 2019 : 19:1-19:11
Thrash, Tyler; Lanini-Maggi, Sara; Fabrikant, Sara I.; et al.
2019
Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, Springer Publishing Company 2019, Vol. 4, (5)
Brügger, Annina; Richter, Kai-Florian; Fabrikant, Sara Irina
2019
International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR’19), Workshop Quality of Interaction in Socially Assistive Robots, Madrid, Spain, November 26-29, 2019
Singh, Avinash; Baranwal, Neha; Richter, Kai-Florian; et al.