About the Centre for Cognitive Science

The Centre for Cognitive Science at Technische Universität Darmstadt unites faculty members across multiple disciplines, who joined forces in the scientific study of adaptive, intelligent behavior in humans and machines.

At the Centre of Cognitive Science we work towards a computational-representational understanding of human perception, cognition, and action through a tight integration of artificial intelligence and cognitive science. TU Darmstadt is one of the preeminent research universities in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and robotics in Germany and Europe. We develop computational and algorithmic solutions to challenging AI- and ML-problems and we also employ insight from AI and ML to psychology, movement science, and neuroscience. Furthermore, we believe that cognitive science can help to drastically improve our future interaction with and explainability of artificial intelligence.

The Core Members of the Centre for Cognitive Science collaborate closely on computational cognitive science and on developing cognitive systems. TU Darmstadt offers an attractive, interdisciplinary research environment with Associated Researchers across the whole university.


July 2020new article in the popular science magazine 'Spektrum der Wissenschaft' on what AI teaches us about natrual intellignece by Albert Newen, Constantin Rothkopf, Nele Russwinkel and Martin V. Butz

June 2020 – we are giving a talk as part of smartstart's series 'midsummer brains- computational neuroscience from my point of view'

May 2020 – we are part of the panel discussion at the virtual Neurizons 2020 conference

May 2020 - invited keynote at the virtual Symposium on Explainable Machine Learning for Biomedical Data Analysis and Care Robotics, Universität Oldenburg, Germany

April 2020 – the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has approved our collaborative grant PlexPlain with Kristian Kersting, Frank Jaekel, and Florian Steinke

February 2020 – Constantin Rothkopf is teaching at the Minds and Machines Workshop in Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence and Education at the University of Luxembourg

January 2020 – Kristian gave invited talk on Hybrid AI at ACM India Joint International Conference on Data Science & Management of Data (CODS-COMAD) 2020 in Hyderabad, India.

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