Category Archives: Project

ITHACA Meeting in Bratislava

Maria Zangl and Michael Bedek from the Cognitive Science Section traveled to Bratislava for the plenary meeting of the research project “ITHACA – Artificial Intelligence to enhance civic participation”. Aim of the meeting was to continue on the development of an AI-supported citizen participation platform with the partners of this EU project.

Paper published: Impact of Robot Related User Pre-experience on Cognitive Load, Trust, Trustworthiness and Satisfaction with VR Interfaces

The following paper has been published:

Frering, L., Koenczoel, C., Mosbacher, J. A., Kames, M., Eder, M., Mohr-Ziak, P., Gabl, S., Kalkofen, D., Albert, D., Kubicek, B., & Steinbauer-Wagner, G. (2023). Impact of Robot Related User Pre-Experience on Cognitive Load, Trust, Trustworthiness and Satisfaction with VR Interfaces. Advances in Service and Industrial Robotics. RAAD 2023 (pp. 123-131). Mechanisms and Machine Science (Vol. 135). Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-031-32606-6_15 [Springer] [doi]

The paper will be presented at the 32nd International Conference on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region, RAAD 2023 (June 14-16, 2023).

AI-Refit Project started in November 2021

The AI-Refit Project, funded by FFG, started on November 1st 2021 and will last 24 month.

AI-Refit, short for AI-enabled Playful Enhancement of Resilience and Self-Efficacy with Psychological Learning Theory, aims for developing a radically innovative prototype of a digital care centre for (i) a playful AI- and sensor-enabled assessment of mental health and (ii) adaptively engaging into activities to prevent from depressive symptoms, severe anxiety and stress levels, to reinforce resilience and to promote self-efficacy of the individual, based on scientific psychological learning theory. (iii) Wearables are integrated to capture daily lifestyle data for a comprehensive contextual assessment.

The project is led by Joanneum Resarch. Project partners are the Cognitive Science Section, University of Graz, as well as digitAAL Life GmbH, Medical University of Graz, and Symptoma GmbH .

More information on the project can be found here.