Research

Our Labs

  • Human-AI Cooperation Lab

    In our Human-AI Cooperation Lab, we investigate the interaction of humans and artificial intelligence using application areas such as human-robot interaction and technologies like chatbots. We investigate how humans can interact with AI-based agents and what impact this has on work, learning and cooperation.

  • Augmented Reality und Ubiquitous Interaction Lab

    Ubiquitous cooperation: How can and should cooperation support be designed in the age of ubiquitous computing, augmented and virtual reality, and the Internet of Things? What new possibilities arise from the integration of objects into the digital world and ubiquitous interaction possibilities? We explore these and other questions in our Ubiquitous Interaction Lab.

Current projects

  • MINERVA: Virtualization as a new way of flexibilization and scaling of service provision for small and medium-sized craft enterprises (2022-2025)

    The aim of MINERVA is to promote the development and use of tailor-made, innovative, digital technologies in the crafts sector so that crafts companies can offer new or significantly improved crafts services and help shape digitization. Through direct participation, concrete solutions "from the skilled crafts sector for the skilled crafts sector" are to be developed and transferred into operational practice on a pilot basis. This will secure jobs in the German skilled crafts sector in the long term and create attractive new jobs.

  • smARtorials: Smart video tutorials for working practice in augmented reality (2021-2024)

    In smARtorials, SMEs are to be supported in creating textual tutorials, video tutorials and tutorials via Augmented Reality Head Mounted Devices themselves, as well as in using existing or self-created tutorials in practice. This should enable employees to pass on knowledge through self-generated video tutorials for which they previously had no suitable means of explication. In addition, they can apply the knowledge generated and made available by others in this way in practice with little effort. This is to be achieved through the development of intelligent video tutorials, in which work activities can be filmed and additionally explained verbally or textually, on digital media.

  • DigiCare: Digital self-management in transsectoral, interprofessional care structures for oncology (2022-2025)

    In DigiCare, a digital, intersectoral, interprofessional care structure is being established in order to implement new nursing job profiles (APN) as well as the integration of PM in line with time and demand. The active patient role is to be strengthened in the treatment process by promoting self-management and personalised knowledge transfer.

    The new care structure will be achieved through the further development of a certified eHealth application for symptom management as well as the development and integration of chatbots. In perspective, the new care structure can be transferred to other chronic diseases, which are responsible for about half of the expenditures of the SHI, since similar challenges exist as in oncology.

  • Care Lenses 2.0: Data glasses for nursing practice (2018-2022).

    Pflegebrille 2.0 builds on the results of the research project Pflegebrille, in which the support of caregivers through augmented reality was fundamentally researched. In Pflegebrille 2.0, this concept, which has met with great acceptance among caregivers, is to be further researched.

  • HerMes: Heterogeneous Human-Machine Teams (2019 - 2022)

    The mastery of heterogeneous human-machine teams requires interdisciplinary collaboration, especially of computer science, information and systems engineering, mathematics, data science and economics. Research into models, methods and technologies for engineering, simulation, safeguarding and optimisation of heterogeneous MMTs forms the basis of future industrial production systems in which humans together with automated conveyor and robot systems form teams for the realisation of flexible and efficient manufacturing or disassembly. In an interdisciplinary research team, current issues in the context of heterogeneous MMTs will be investigated. In this context, Prof. Prilla is working on topic 1.1 of the PhD projectsin cooperation with Prof. Rausch.

  • InCa 4D: Innovative Care (2020-2025)

    Together with the metropolitan region of Hanover Braunschweig Göttingen Wolfsburg and many other partners from Lower Saxony, HCIS is working in the new network InCa 4D on innovative ways to support care.

Abgeschlossene Projekte