M.Sc. Kathrin Janowski


Wiss. Mitarbeiterin

E-mail: janowski { @ }
Tel.: +49 821 598 - 2323
Room: 2018
Address: Universitätsstr. 6a
86159 Augsburg

Research Interests

Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Agents, Social Robots, Human-Computer Interaction, Human-Robot Interaction, Multimodal User Interfaces

My research focuses on the development of multimodal dialog systems for intuitive communication between humans and computer-controlled social agents.

Among other things, this includes the generation of believable, life-like behavior for virtual characters and robots which allows the user to understand their cognitive state. Furthermore, I am interested in modern input technology like speech, facial expressions and gestures because those agents, in turn, should be able to understand naturally-occurring human behavior.


Workshops and Demonstrations

  • Workshop "Wie man einen Roboter zum Leben erweckt" ("How to bring a robot to life")
    • Girls' Day (2014-2019)
    • Tag der Informatik (2015, 2016, 2018, 2019)
  • Contribution for the exhibition "Fädeln, Löten, Programmieren - Mechanische Wesen im Figurentheater" ("Threading, soldering, programming - mechanical creatures in puppet theater") at the museum of the  "Augsburger Puppenkiste"
  • Contribution to "Die Lange Nacht der Wissenschaft" ("The Long Night of Science", May 2018): Reeti the Health Advisor