Digital Transformation and Human-Machine Interaction

CITEC participating in it’s OWL lecture series

In a lecture series called “Solutions” from OstWestfalenLippe GmbH, CITEC and CoR-Lab (Research Institute for Cognition and Robotics, at Bielefeld University) will present new methods and techniques in human-computer interaction.The series began on Thursday, 25 August, with a kick-off event at the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld. A total of 33 events on the topic of digitalization will be held through mid-December 2016.

The increasing complexity of products and production processes poses significant challenges for intuitive operation. In the field of Human-Machine Interaction (Mensch-Machine-Interaktion, MMI), there is tremendous potential to increase the usability, performance, and reliability of machines and devices. Bielefeld University’s CITEC and CoR-Lab, along with the Heinz Nixdorf Institute at the University of Paderborn, are researching these topics.

The leading-edge Cluster it’s OWL is developing innovative methods and technologies for intuitive operating interfaces for products and production processes in the areas of gesture control, eye tracking, virtual reality, and interactive robotics, among others.

In this lecture series, experts from these research institutions will present new methods and technologies in human-machine interaction, as well as their areas of practical application. Companies will also report on how they have incorporated such approaches to optimize their own products and production processes. Visits to laboratories will provide an opportunity for participants to see real-time examples of human-machine-interaction and discuss these applications with researchers.

An overview of the lecture series is available at: