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Companion Technology

TC Leadership

Susanne Biundo

TC Co-Chair

Susanne Biundo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Ulm University, Germany

Stephan Reuter

TC Co-Chair

Stephan Reuter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Ulm University, Germany

Andreas Wendemuth

TC Co-Chair

Andreas Wendemuth (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany

Steffen Walter

TC Co-Chair

Steffen Walter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Ulm University, Germany


Our Goal

Companion Technology is an emerging field of cross disciplinary research, aiming at a paradigm shift in human-technology interaction. It is intended to enable technical systems of any kind to appear as individual, competent, and empathic assistants to their users. The targeted Companion-systems are cognitive technical systems that smartly adapt their services to both the individual needs of users, their capabilities, preferences, and requirements and their current situation, emotion, and disposition.

Companion Technology covers and combines trans-disciplinary research in fields such as Informatics, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, Engineering, Psychology, and Neurobiology. Research and development is focused on the investigation of cognitive processes, their underlying principles, and their implementation within technical systems, where main issues are concerned with features such as competence, individuality, adaptability, availability, cooperativeness, and trustworthiness.

The TC will initiate and support the scientific exchange as well as research and development activities in an innovative, pioneering, trans-disciplinary field that has the potential of high-grade innovation by enabling the development of really intelligent and completely individualized technical systems.


Recent Activities

2017

  • International Conference on Companion Technology, Ulm, Germany, September 2017

Members

  • Adriano Andrade, Federal University Uberlandia, Brazil
  • Elisabeth Andre, University of Augsburg, Germany
  • Panagiotis Bamidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Susanne Biundo, University of Ulm, Germany
  • Artur Garcez, City University London, UK
  • Ronald Goecke, University of Canberra, Australia
  • Fred Hamker, University of Chemnitz, Germany
  • Jonghwa Kim, University of Augsburg, Germany
  • Theodoros Kostoulas, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Andreas Nürnberger, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
  • Thierry Pun, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Stefan Scherer, University of Southern California, USA
  • Friedhelm Schwenker, University of Ulm, Germany
  • Björn Schüller, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Maria Wolters, University of Edinburgh, UK

Join Us

The Technical Committee on Companion Technology provides opportunities for your professional career through:

  • Meeting other professionals in this highly interdisciplinary group
  • Participating in inspiring conferences and workshops
  • Exchanging research ideas and developing international collaborative projects


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