Applied Informatics Group

Dr. Manja Lohse

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Name: Dr. Lohse Manja
Email: mlohse [AT] TechFak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE

Since June 2012 I am with the Human Media Interaction group at Twente University. Please have a look at my personal website for further information.



Research interests:

  • user-centered interface design of multimodal systems
  • human cognitive processes, expectations, and behaviours in human-machine interaction
  • transfer of theories from social psychology to human-robot interaction
  • evaluation of interfaces
  • adaptation of evaluation methods for human-robot interaction
  • perception of systems (behaviour and appearance) by users
  • development of human-robot interaction corpuses and approaches for their analysis

PhD Thesis

My PhD thesis is entitled "Investigating the influence of situations and expectations on user behavior - empirical analyses in human-robot interaction". It focuses on the relation between situation and expectation - both well-established concepts in social psychology - and the behavior of users in the interaction with a robot. It aims to show how the development of interactive systems can benefit from interdisciplinary approaches and a user-centered point of view. My supervisor was Katharina Rohlfing and my reviewers were Martin Buss (TUM) and Sven Wachsmuth.


  • summer term 2010/2011 - Lecture with Exercises Usability und Evaluation multimodaler Systeme (Usability and evaluation of multimodal systems)
  • summer term 2010/2011 - Seminar Social Robotics
  • winter term 2008/2009 - Seminar Social Robotics
  • winter term 2007/2008 - Seminar Social Robotics
  • RO-MAN conference 2009 - Tutorial on "How to analyze human-robot interaction data"

Recent Best Paper/Poster Awards

Goal Babbling of Acoustic-Articulatory Models with Adaptive Exploration Noise
Philippsen A, Reinhart F, Wrede B (2016)
International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob) 


Are you talking to me? Improving the robustness of dialogue systems in a multi party HRI scenario by incorporating gaze direction and lip movement of attendees
Richter V, Carlmeyer B, Lier F, Meyer zu Borgsen S, Kummert F, Wachsmuth S, Wrede B (2016)
International Conference on Human-agent Interaction (HAI) 


"Look at Me!": Self-Interruptions as Attention Booster?
Carlmeyer B, Schlangen D, Wrede B (2016)
International Conference on Human Agent Interaction (HAI)


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