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.



September 5, 2022 – CCS goes KogWis 2022. Join Symposium 2: Flexible Representations for Human(-like) Problem Solving!
3:00pm – 4:40pm, Lecture Room 1: KG I, HS 1199 @ Uni Freiburg

July 2022 – What is Cognitive Science about? To shed some light, participants of the GK Doctoral Symposium 2022 wrote blog posts about their research topics with the special focus on science communication with the general public.
The blog is now published under https://www.perspectives-on-learning.de

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

January 10, 2022 – The research projects IKIDA and PlexPlain presented and discussed their ongoing work and intermediate results at the BMBF online conference “AI All-Hands-Meeting”.

December 31, 2021 – The BMBF-funded project KoBo34 has been successfully completed.

November 2021 – The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved the new graduate school “LokoAssist – Seamless Integration of Assistance Systems for Natural Movement of Humans” 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.

October 19, 2021 – The BMBF-funded project KoBo34 presented its project results at the BMBF online conference “BMBF Fachtagung Robotik” (being the final conference of the funding line). Press Release BMBF (in German)

October 11, 2021 – The BMBF-funded project KoBo34 concluded its technical project work with a final milestone meeting at the Forschungszentrum Geriatronik in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

October 1, 2021 – Dr. Dorothea Koert has been appointed leader of the independent BMBF-funded junior research group IKIDA. She has been leading the team since the start of the project in October 2020. Learn more (in German)

October 2021 – Two new introduction videos about project WhiteBox released in collaboration with ProLOEWE – Watch (1) Watch (2) (in German)

August 31, 2021 – The BMBF-funded project DeepSpaceBIM has been successfully completed.

May 12, 2021 – The research project DeepSpaceBIM successfully presented its final results to interested professionals and the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI).

May 2021 – Prof. Loes van Dam, PhD, joined the Centre for Cognitive Science as Professor for “Sensorimotor Control and Learning” at the Institute of Psychology. Learn more

March 2021 – Thomas Wallis joined the Centre for Cognitive Science as professor for “Perception”. Great to have you with us! Learn more

February 1, 2021 – The Centre for Cognitive Science has been successful in two cluster grant applications, the collaborative clusters “The Adaptive Mind” & “Third Wave of AI” Learn more

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