We are very proud to announce that the Berlin University Alliance has granted SCIoI member Doris Pischedda funding for the creation of an X-Student Research Group. This initiative is aimed at giving students enrolled in one of the BUA partner universities the opportunity to participate in selected BUA projects such as the present one, called "Smart
New paper: Computer vs humans as a source of information in teaching environments. Who do we trust more?
Although we often don’t notice, we interact with robots on a daily basis: from the popular “virtual home assistants” answering our questions about the weather to the navigator apps guiding us around our cities, computer voices accompany us wherever we go. But how do our mind really perceive them? Do we really trust them? A study
(Press release) You want to be a leader? You've got to be fast! The spectacular and complex visual patterns created by animal groups moving together have fascinated humans since the beginning of time. Think of the highly synchronized movements of a flock of starlings, or the circular motion of a school of barracudas. Using state-of-the-art robotics, a research
SCIoI faculty member and PI Martin Rolfs (HU Berlin) is among the 301 outstanding researchers across Europe who were awarded one of the distinguished grants. Today, the European Research Council (ERC) published the names of the winners of the 2019 Consolidator Grants. In total, these grants are worth 600 million euro. The ERC grants are among the highest endowed
6 PhD and 5 Postdoc positions Cross-disciplinary research in artificial intelligence, machine learning, control, robotics, computer vision, behavioral biology, cognitive science, psychology, educational science, neuroscience, and philosophy. Starting dates: Summer / Fall 2020 Duration: 3 years Salary level: TV-L 13, 100% What are the principles of intelligence, shared by all forms of intelligence, no matter whether artificial or biological, whether robot,
Photo: Dr. Tobias Ripp SCIoI Postdoc Katharina Hohlbaum awarded with Dr. Wilma von Düring Research Prize 2019 On 25 June 2019, SCIoI postdoctoral researcher, Katharina Hohlbaum received the Dr. Wilma von Düring Research Prize for her doctoral thesis “Severity assessment of repeated anesthesia in mice—an objective investigation of animal-based indicators of well-being” (Beurteilung des Schweregrades von wiederholten Narkosen
Foto: Patricia Kalisch, www.patriciakalisch.de Teaching Award for SCIoI Faculty member Christa Thöne-Reineke On 6 June, Prof. Dr. Christa Thöne-Reineke was awarded the Freie Universität Teaching prize 2018 for her course "Of Pigs and People” (“Das Schwein und der Mensch”). The teaching project was conceived to raise awareness among prospective veterinarians, biologists and chemists on socially relevant issues in