Online Talks #4 

Katta Spiel (University of Vienna): You are the robots — How technologists design interventions on 'social skills' for neurodivergent populations
Thursday, November 24th, 16:00 CET

Online Talks #5 

Alisa Maksimova (CAIS, Bochum): Communicative resources in phone conversations with a voice-based intelligent agent

Thursday, December 8th, 16:00 CET
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Online Talks #6 

Karen Frost Arnold (Hobard and William Smith Colleges):

Social Epistemology for Alternative Social Media Futures

Thursday, January 19th, 16:00 CET

Workshop #2: Understanding each other 

A basis for social interaction between humans and AI systems

Hybrid and in Person at RUB (Veranstaltungszentrum, Saal 1)
Registration/Zoom Link: Please email to tobias starzak @

Thursday, November 3rd
Emily Cross (University of Glasgow): Exploring the impact of stimulus and knowledge cues on human interactions with artificial agents
Leda Berio & Albert Newen ([email protected]): Forming emotion expressions, person impressions, and robot impressions
Alessandra Sciutti (IIT Genova): Humanization and personalization in cognitive robotics

Friday, November 4th, 2022
Sven Nyholm (Utrecht): Robots with emotions vs. robots with feelings: which aspects of emotions can be simulated by AI systems?
Jonas Blatter ([email protected]): Genuine artificial emoting
Katie Winkle (Uppsala): FemBots, BroBots, and EmoBots: ethical risk and anthropomorphism in socially assistive robotics
Jurgis Karpus (LMU): The unforeseen plight of a benevolent robot worker
Basil Wahn ([email protected]): We can work it out: humans are willing to off-load task demands to artificial agents if they perceive them as reliable
Ruud Hortensius (Utrecht): Understanding interactions with artificial agents: from social cognition of individuals to social dynamics within groups

Online Talks #1

Prof. Dr. Florian Sprenger (Media Science, RUB):
Machines of Interaction – Self-driving Cars and Microdecisions
Thursday, April 7th, 4pm (CET) via zoom
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Online Talks #2

Prof. Agnieszka Wykowska (Psychology, IIT Genova):
Sense of agency, attribution of intentionality and joint attention in human-robot interaction
Thursday, May 12th, 4pm (CET) via zoom
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Online Talks #3

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Laura Kunold (Psychology, RUB):
Social Robots and Psychology 
Thursday, July 7th, 4pm (CET) via zoom

First INTERACT! Workshop
On Feb 15-16, 2022, we organized our first workshop, introducing our team, providing a platform for discussion and brainstorming on joint projects, interaction and team collaboration.
We are especially excited about the inclusion of two keynote speakers: Prof. Dr. Friederike Eyssel (CITEC, Bielefeld) and Prof. Dr. Nicole Krämer (Duisburg-Essen) will present their work from the perspective of social psychology.