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.
April 6-8, 2022 – The Technical University Darmstadt and its Centre for Cognitive Science hosted the 2nd GK Doctoral Symposium, from the 6th to the 8th of April, 2022. Overall, we welcomed 37 doctoral students from 14 different institutions across Germany and Austria, presenting their work on topics such as cognitive neuroscience, artificial intelligence and education. Learn more
March 2022 – Constantin Rothkopf receives the highly prestigious Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for his project “ACTOR – Towards a computational account of natural sequential behavior” Learn more
November 2021 – The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved the new graduate school at TU Darmstadt. LokoAssist is carried out together with partners from the University of Heidelberg and the Central Institute for Mental Health in Mannheim. The graduate school will be funded for four and a half years from 2022 with an estimated 6 million euros. The Centre for Cognitive Science is engaged in LokoAssist with a total of 7 of its core and associated members, André Seyfarth being the group’s speaker. “LokoAssist – Seamless Integration of Assistance Systems for Natural Movement of Humans”
October 19, 2021 – The BMBF-funded project presented its project results at the BMBF online conference “BMBF Fachtagung Robotik” (being the final conference of the funding line). KoBo34 Press Release BMBF (in German)
October 1, 2021 – Dr. Dorothea Koert has been appointed leader of the independent BMBF-funded junior research group . She has been leading the team since the start of the project in October 2020. IKIDA (in German) Learn more