CITEC has organized its research activities around four key areas of cognitive interaction:
- A: Motion Intelligence: How can we integrate perception with action to allow robots to move smartly and assist humans in unexpected, every-day environments?
- B: Attentive Systems: What mechanisms enable artificial systems to understand and actively focus on what is important, to ignore irrelevant detail and to share attention with humans?
- C: Situated Communication: How can we coherently coordinate language, perception, and action so that cooperation between humans and technical systems takes place in natural efficiency?
- D: Memory and Learning: What memory architectures enable a system to acquire, store, and retrieve knowledge, and to improve its capabilities by learning?