A variety of interdisciplinary research institutions such as the cluster of excellence "Cognitive Interaction Technology" (CITEC) as well as the "Center for Biotechnology" (CeBiTec) are involved in both research and teaching.
Since 2007, researchers have been investigating the scientific principles necessary for endowing machines with cognitive abilities. These machines should be able to interact naturally with people and adjust to changing situations. Researching the scientific foundations of cognitive interaction technology, a research area founded by CITEC, is the necessary pioneering work.
Interdisciplinary research activities at CITEC are organized into four main areas: motor intelligence, attentive systems, situated communication, and memory and learning. Our round about 250 members hail from 31 research groups and five faculties: Biology, Linguistics and Literary Studies, Mathematics, Psychology and Sports Science, and Technology.