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News

2017

  • A key feature of the CITEC is its internationality. The work group Applied Social Psychology and Gender Research led by Prof. Friederike Eyssel adds to this with its various fruitful international cooperations: https://cit-ec.de/en/news/mark-internationality

  • On November 9-11,2017, Friederike Eyssel co-organized the AAAI Fall Symposium 2017 on "Groups: Studies, Algorithms and Challenges" (see: https://aaai.org/Symposia/Fall/fss17symposia.php#fs04). The event was jointly organized with colleagues from Indiana University, Cornell University and MIT (see: https://people.csail.mit.edu/unhelkar/workshops/human-agent-groups-2017/).

  • On the 1st of November 2017 the poliTE project starts: poliTE - Soziale Angemessenheit für Assistenzsysteme. The Forschungskolleg Siegen (Dr. Bruno Gransche) and the CITEC (Prof. Friederike Eyssel) cooperate during the three year project to work on the topic of polite assistance technologies.

  • From 10th to 12th of September, Friederike Eyssel co-organized a very successful writing workshop for women doing their PhD at Gut Rothensiek, in cooperation with Ingrid Scharlau and Andrea Karsten form Paderborn University.

  • Prof. Jahna Otterbacher from Open University Cyprus will visit the Applied Social Psychology and Gender Research Group on an ERASMUS+ grant from September 18-22, 2017. Her research has two main foci: 1) understanding how social stereotypes are reproduced in technological artifacts and algorithmic processes, such as search engines, and how this impacts users’ interactions with them; 2) understanding users’ interactions with one another, as well as with computer agents, in mediated environments, where the primary mode of communication is text. Prof. Otterbacher will deliver a presentation on September 18, 14h in Room 1.204 at CITEC. Please join the talk!

  • Dr. Michelle Stratemeyer from University of Melbourne will visit the Applied Social Psychology and Gender Research Group from September 18-22, 2017. To learn more about her research, please visit https://cel.edu.au/persons/michelle-stratemeyer.

  • Prof. Katrin Lohan (Heriot Watt University) has been a visiting scholar in the Applied Psychology and Gender Research Lab from August, 18 to September, 8. 2017. Prof. Lohan joined the lab thanks to a PECE grant.

  • Friederike Eyssel was a Special Session Co-Chair during the RO-MAN conference in Lisbon, August 28th - September 1st.  

  • The Applied Social Psychology and Gender Research Group led by Friederike Eyssel was represented at the 16th Conference of the German Social Psychology Section with three contributions: "Sexual Objectification of Others Inventory (SOOI) – An instrument to measure the proclivity to sexual objectify others." from Julian Anslinger and Friederike Eyssel, "What’s on a (wo)man’s mind? – Der Einfluss des generischen Maskulinums auf mentale Repräsentationen." from Jasmin Bernotat and Friederike Eyssel and "Unterricht 3.0: Lehrereinstellungen zum Lernen und Lehren mit Robotern." from Natalia Reich-Stiebert and Friederike Eyssel.

  • The participants of our Social Robotics seminar created their own videos to present some of the content from learnt in the seminar and there were different awards to be won. We are happy about the participants' success.

  • Ricarda Wullenkord successfully held her disputation on July 12th and finished her PhD project on measurement and change of implicit and explicit robot attitudes. Friederike Eyssel was the doctoral advisor for the project. 

  • Prof. Katrin Lohan (Heriot Watt University) has been a visiting scholar in the Applied Psychology and Gender Research Lab from May 23-June 11, 2017. Prof. Lohan joined the lab thanks to a PECE grant. 

  • Friederike Eyssel has served as a panelist on the panel on "Living with Artificial Intelligence" at the 3rd BMBF "Zukunftskongress" in Bonn on June 27, 2017.

  • Friederike Eyssel has presented her research as part of the invited symposium on "Seeing Women as Sex Objects-  Innovations and Novel Discoveries in Objectificatioon Research" at the 18th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology" on 8.7.17 in Granada

  • From April 15- July 14,2017 Junya Nakanishi from Osaka University / ATR visited the the Applied Psychology and Gender Research Lab as a guest PhD student. The  collaboration focused on changes in impression formation through communication media such as Hugvie. 
  • Together with three other researchers Friederike Eyssel organizes a workshop on Mutual Shaping of HRI during the 26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication RO-MAN 2017 in Portugal. It examines the mutual influence of robots andd society on the forming of human-robot interaction. Paper Deadline ist June 1st. Further information can be found here: http://mutualshapinghri.com/

  • Friederike Eyssel organizes a workshop together with international colleagues on groups in human-robot interaction. It takes place at the 26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication RO-MAN 2017 in Portugal on the 28th of August 2017. Deadline for the submission of papers is June, 23. For further information please see: https://grouprobot.wordpress.com/2017importantdates/

  • Friederike Eyssel was invited as Keynote Speaker at the Social Robotics and Human Experience Workshop at the University of Sussex (Brighton, UK, April 11, 2017), where she held a presentation on the topic "A social psychological perspective on social robotics". In the blog post "Rise of the (Social) Robot(icist)s" she introduced the discipline of Social Robotics and invited guests to the workshop: /beta.bps.org.uk/blogs/andrew-walmsley/rise-social-roboticists

  • The following contributions of our lab were accepted at the 16th Conference of the German Social Psychology Section: "Sexual Objectification of Others Inventory (SOOI) – An instrument to measure the proclivity to sexual objectify others." from Julian Anslinger and Friederike Eyssel, "What’s on a (wo)man’s mind? – Der Einfluss des generischen Maskulinums auf mentale Repräsentationen." from Jasmin Bernotat and Friederike Eyssel and "Unterricht 3.0: Lehrereinstellungen zum Lernen und Lehren mit Robotern." from Natalia Reich-Stiebert and Friederike Eyssel.

  • The article "An Evaluation Study of Robot Designs for Smart Environments" by Jasmin Bernotat and Friederike Eyssel was accepted as a late breaking report at the HRI 2017 conference in Vienna.

  • Friederike Eyssel was invited as a Keynote Speaker at the Workshop on "The Contemporary Societal Applications of Social Robots and the Barriers to the Market" at the European Robotics Forum 2017 in
    Edinburgh, March 22-24, 2017: https://socialroboerf17.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/6

  • Friederike Eyssel was elected as a faculty member in the CITEC Graduate School Board.

  • Yukie Nagai and Friederike Eyssel were interviewed by the research journal BI.research about social robotics.
    You can find the interview here (p. 40):
    http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/Universitaet/Einrichtungen/Pressestelle/dokumente/BI_research/46-2016/BI.research_46_2016.pdf 

  • The article "(Ir)relevance of Gender? On the Influence of Gender Stereotypes on Learning with a Robot" by Natalia Reich-Stiebert and Friederike Eyssel was accepted as full paper at the HRI 2017 conference in Vienna.

 

2016

2015

                    

  • Friederike Eyssel was offered a W2-Professorship in Psychology / CITEC at Bielefeld University and was appointed on August 28, 2015.
  • Jasmin Bernotat, M. Sc., will assume her new position in the Large-Scale Project CSRA and will coordinate the Evaluation Group from September 15, 2015 onwards.
  • Friederike Eyssel traveled as a visiting researcher to the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory at Osaka University from July 20 - August 20, 2015, where she worked with with Prof. Ishiguro, Prof. Yoshikawa, and Dr. Sumioka (ATR). Together with Jakub Zlotowski and the Japanese partners, she conducted research on the uncanny valley using Geminoid-F. Her research stay was generously funded by European CODEFROR.
  • Friederike Eyssel also presented and discussed CITEC's current large-scale projects "KogniHome" (Federal German Ministry for Education and Research) and CSRA (German Research Foundation) at the Graduate School of Engineering, Dept. of Adaptive Machine Systems at Osaka University. She was hosted there by Prof. M. Asada and Y. Nagai on August 4, 2015.
  • The article "Learning with Educational Companion Robots? Toward Attitudes on Education Robots, Predictors of Attitudes, and Application Potentials for Education Robots" by Natalia Reich-Stiebert and Friederike Eyssel has just been published and is available as 'Online First' on SpringerLink: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12369-015-0308-9

         

  • Birte Schiffhauer successfully defended her dissertation on 26 of March, 2015. The thesis is about the "determinants of anthropomorphism and their importance for dehumanization. The denial and attribution of humanity to humans and non human entities." Congratulations!

2014

  • Charlotte Diehl is invited to give a talk on "Research findings on sexual harassment and daily sexism in Germany" as part of a campaign by the office for equal opportunities at Worms. http://grenzenachten.de/
  • The team is growing! We get a fulltime position for the Kogni-Home project, running 1.8.2014 - 31.7.2017. We are looking forward to Charlotte Diehl becoming our newest team member.
  • The article "Attitudes towards service robots in domestic environments: The role of personality characteristics, individual interests, and demographic variables." (Journal of Behavioral Robotics, 4, 123-130) by Friederike Eyssel and Natalia Reich is in the top-five downloaded in Paladyn.
  • The CITEC hosted on Friday (07.03.2014) the Kickoff-Meeting of the Codefror project. Codefror stands for COgnitive Development for Friendly RObots and Rehabilitation, the interdisciplinary project enables research stays and by that adds to international exchanges between researchers of different nationalities. Find more information here: http://codefror.eu/; https://twitter.com/codefror
  • We are happy to announce a new team member: M. Ed. Natalia Reich! She comes from the TU Dortmund and her PhD-project deals with educational robots.

2013

       Workshop Aggression

  • Friederike Eyssel will be giving an overview over our research on November, 3rd during the IROS Workshops in Tokyo: Perceiving Humanity in Nonhuman Agents - Experimental Evidence on Determinants of Psychological Anthropomorphism. For more information follow this link: http://humanlikehumanoids.blogspot.de/p/program.html

2012

  • Only recently, the Deutschlandradio reported about our research on gender effects in human-robot interactions. Check it out!
    http://ondemand-mp3.dradio.de/file/dradio/2012/11/01/dlf_20121101_1650_05fe54b0.mp3

    More details about the studies can be found here:
    Eyssel, F. & Hegel, F. (2012). (S)he's got the look: Gender-stereotyping of social robots. Journal of Applied Social Psychology,  42, 2213-2230. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2012.00937.x 
    Kuchenbrandt, D., Häring, M., Eichberg, J. & Eyssel, F. (2012). Keep an eye on the task! How gender typicality of tasks influence human-robot interactions. Lecture Notes in Computer Science,  7621, 448-457. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer.

  • Austrian media is interested in our research on social robotics, too. The ORF plans a report about one of our recent studies: „(S)he's Got the Look: Gender Stereotyping of Robots.“ Take a look: http://science.orf.at/stories/1703594/
  • Does personal prejudice transfer to robots? The ORF published a report about one of our studies that deals with this topic. You can find the artikel here: http://science.orf.at/stories/1695482/