Prof. Georg Jahn | Spokesperson
Autonomous vehicles, teleoperated and autonomously acting robots, drones, intelligent prostheses – all examples of embodied digital technologies. They have more and more functions – including bodily functions like perception and action – and can take on an increasing number of tasks. We will encounter them in more places and in different forms. They interact with humans and thus - together with them - form hybrid societies.
The research center “Hybrid Societies” is investigating how spontaneous encounters between people and intelligent technologies in public spaces can run smoothly and coordinated. The core issue is to determine what is necessary to allow people and machines to coordinate their activities and movements in a foresighted manner when they meet, for example, in a park or on the street.