Events and Communication


All the way to the new CRC website

Having an up-to-date website is compulsory. It should be easy to navigate, contain all necessary information, be inviting, work on all devices, and it should also look nice. Tasked with these expectations, the website has been one of the core endeavors of project Ö which we pursued over the past year.

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INFormation – INFrastructure – INFormatics

Doing research on Human Computer Interaction in Hybrid Societies requires a lot of expertise, many people, and interdisciplinary, collaborative data exchange activities. But all three aspects can only create value if they are targeted, coordinated and amplified systematically. Especially during a global pandemic, where science mainly has to happen in digital remote work environments in […]

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Between disinfectant spray, head-mounted masks, and questionnaires

Investigating how people deal with intelligent machines naturally has a lot to do with people themselves. But how are you supposed to conduct scientific studies when a pandemic is keeping the whole world in check?! The answer sounds simple: with a lot of disinfectant, strict hygiene concepts and detailed planning. Sounds easy, but in addition to […]

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Epilogue – A new approach to human-machine interaction?

In five episodes, journalist and moderator Thibaud Schremser addressed various key topics of the Collaborative Research Center “Hybrid Societies.”. Now it is time for a résumé. In this episode Prof. Dr. Christian Pentzold, Principle Investigator of the public relations project within the CRC, and Matthias Fejes from the press office of the Chemnitz University of […]


Breaking through technological walls

Artificial intelligence, deep learning, autonomous machines – these buzzwords sound like groundbreaking dreams of the future. But when will it be that these technologies are also naturally present in everyday life, one might ask. Or perhaps even yell, “Let’s stop it!” The thing is that these and other technologies are already work-in-progress and will become […]


AI and feelings

Can we fall in Love with an artificial intelligence? Cinema and television have already played out romances between humans and machines in various forms. But how realistic is it for us to develop feelings for an algorithm or a robot? If machines are becoming an increasingly natural part of many people’s everyday lives and if […]


Autonomous driving and law

Come along for a moment and imagine the following: You get into your car in the morning, enter your destination and then sit back and relax or work on your computer – the car finds the way to work on its own. Red lights, pedestrians or obstacles are no problem for artificial intelligence (AI) and […]


People, prostheses, stereotypes

Think of Darth Vader in the “Star Wars” universe, the Dalex in the science fiction series “Dr. Who” and the Borg in Star Trek. Besides these man-machine villains, there are just as numerous as positive portrayals of so-called cyborgs like Robocop. What they all have in common: Their bodies are technologically modified and thus appear […]


Could robots help in the Corona pandemic?

The Corona pandemic has turned our lives upside down. To prevent infections, people should meet each other as little as possible in public and private spaces – preferably not at all. What could be more obvious in this situation than having robots assist us? For example, to do the shopping or to perform care and […]



Das Hybrid Societies Logo mittig. Links ein Junge bei einem VR-Spiel. Rechts ein Roboter-Arm.

Expert workshop: Spatial Orientation in Virtual Environments

The first CRC Hybrid Societies workshop on spatial orientation in virtual environment will take place on June 30 and July 1, 2021. Due to COVID-19-related restrictions, the workshop will be an online-only event.

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Autumn School

The first CRC Hybrid Societies Autumn School took place on November 19 and 20, 2020. Due to COVID-19-related restrictions, the School was an online-only event.

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