Applied Informatics Group

User Studies and Evaluation

Evaluation of Human-System Interaction

To enable intelligent systems (i.e. smart homes, social robots, and virtual agents) to engage in interaction with the human user, we need to understand human multimodal communication and sequential structures in authentic interactions. Inspired by HHI, we develop (adapted) interactional models for robots, which are implemented in autonomous systems. We evaluate the users' perception and appraisal of the system and its technical performance using HRI studies. Based on our findings, we further investigate the emerging effects in long-term evaluations. A grand challenge for intelligent systems assisting and interacting with humans on a daily basis is to engage users in repeated interaction. Several factors can enrich such interactions and establish long-term companionship. In our projects we explore the different system requirements for long-term interaction and and evaluate the neccessary interactive capabilities in user studies.

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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