Coordinating our movements with fellow humans is relatively smooth. In order for interactions in hybrid societies to be effective and similarly smooth, human capabilities and technological functionalities must be analyzed and harmonized in novel ways. Research into hybrid societies thus contributes to aligning the use of embodied digital technologies in public spaces according to human needs and skills and to advancing the technological innovations required for this.

Research Projects

In order to address the yet unsolved challenges and to shape the coexistence of humans and machines in public spaces, it is necessary for a large number of disciplines, from psychology and engineering sciences to mathematics and computer science to the social sciences and humanities, to combine their strengths. Researchers from all eight faculties at Chemnitz University of Technology are working together on the Collaborative Research Center Hybrid Societies.

Research Areas

Artificial Bodies
Shared Environments
Intersecting Projects


This research field gathers all projects that explore perception, prediction, and movement execution in coordinating and interacting with embodied digital technologies.

Artificial Bodies

This area includes all projects that deal with the abilities attributed to embodied digital technologies based on their appearance and behavior. It also interrogates to which extent prostheses or virtual agents are experienced as a replacement or extension of the human body.

Shared Environments

This is where all projects that are interested in shared attention, spatial orientation, and coordinated behavior of humans and intelligent machines come together.


This research area joins projects that investigate the attribution and communication of situation-specific intentions between humans and embodied digital technologies.

Intersecting Projects

Intersecting projects deal with research questions as well as organizational tasks that equally affect all research areas of the center.

Research Disciplines


All results of our research on the interaction of people with embodied digital technologies in hybrid societies can be found in our publications. You can filter them by publication year, discipline, subproject, and publication form to find exactly what you are looking for.

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    Public Relations Hybrid Societies
    Information Infrastructure Hybrid Societies
    Responsibility in Hybrid Societies
    Identifying Events in High-dimensional Time Series
    Social Displays of Accountability
    Credible Conversational Pedagogical Agents
    Implicit Driving Cues
    Human-like Trajectories
    Spatial Orientation
    Gaze Interaction
    Stereotyping of Bionics Users
    Avatar Postures and Gait
    Unobtrusive Evaluation of System Latency
    Body-attached Sensor Network
    Learning Flexible Motor Control
    Action Perception for Joint Actions
    Central Tasks of the Collaborative Research Centre
    Integrated Research Training Group
    Intentionality in Multimodal Interaction
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Ben Atitallah, B., Hu, Z., Bouchaala, D., Hussain, M. A., Ismail, A., Derbel, N., & Kanoun, O. (2022). Hand Sign Recognition System Based on EIT Imaging and Robust CNN Classification. IEEE Sensors Journal, 22(22), 1729-1737.
Breitkreutz, C., Brade, J., Winkler, S., Bendixen, A., Klimant, P., & Jahn, G. (2022). Spatial Updating in Virtual Reality - Auditory and Visual Cues in a Cave Automatic Virtual Environment. 2022 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, 719-727.
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Hafsa, M., Atitallah, B. B., Ben Salah, T., Essoukri Ben Amara, N., & Kanoun, O. (2022). Hand Gesture Recognition based on Electrical Impedance Tomography Measurements using Genetic Algorithms. 2021 International Workshop on Impedance Spectroscopy, 123-125.
Hafsa, M., Ben Atitallah, B., Ben Salah, T., Essoukri Ben Amara, N., & Kanoun, O. (2022). A Genetic Algorithm for Image Reconstruction in Electrical Impedance Tomography for Gesture Recognition. Technisches Messen, 89(5), 310-327.
Hensch, A.-C., Kreißig, I., Beggiato, M., & Krems, J. F. (2022). The Effect of eHMI Malfunctions on Younger and Elderly Pedestrians’ Trust and Acceptance of Automated Vehicle Communication Signals. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 866475.
Hofmann, T., & Schwerdtfeger, U. (2022). Edge-connectivity matrices and their spectra. Linear Algebra and Its Applications, 640, 34-47.
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Munjal, R., Arif, S., Wendler, F., & Kanoun, O. (2022). Comparative Study of Machine-Learning Frameworks for the Elaboration of Feed-Forward Neural Networks by Varying the Complexity of Impedimetric Datasets Synthesized Using Eddy Current Sensors for the Characterization of Bi-Metallic Coins. Sensors, 4(22), 1312.
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Potts, D., & Schmischke, M. (2022). Interpretable Transformed ANOVA Approximation on the Example of the Prevention of Forest Fires. Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, 8, 795250.
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Albrecht, S. (2021). Current research on the linguistic features of Chinese English. World Englishes.
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Atitallah, B. B., Rajendran, D., Ramalingame, R., Bautista Quijano, J. R., & Kanoun, O. (2021). Ultra Thin Nanocomposite In-Sole Pressure Sensor Matrix for Gait Analysis. Smart Sensors, Measurement and Instrumentation, 33-45.
Bandi, C., & Thomas, U. (2021). Skeleton-based Action Recognition for Human-Robot Interaction using Self-Attention Mechanism. 2021 16th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition.
Dettmann, A., Hartwich, F., Roßner, P., Beggiato, M., Felbel, K., Krems, J. F., & Bullinger, A. C. (2021). Comfort or Not? Automated Driving Style and User Characteristics Causing Human Discomfort in Automated Driving. International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction, 37(4), 331-339.
Dommel, P., Pichler, A., & Beggiato, M. (2021). Comparison of a Logistic and SVM Model to Detect Discomfort in Automated Driving. In D. Russo, T. Ahram, W. Karwowski, G. Di Bucchianico, & R. Taiar (Eds.), Intelligent Human Systems Integration 2021. IHSI 2021. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (Vols. 1322, pp. 44-49). Cham: Springer.
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Goelz, C., Mora, K., Rudisch, J., Gaidai, R., Reuter, E., Godde, B., Reinsberger, C., Voelcker-Rehage, C., & Vieluf, S. (2021). Classification of visuomotor tasks based on electroencephalographic data depends on age-related differences in brain activity patterns. Neural Networks, 142, 363-374.
Gäbert, C., Kaden, S., & Thomas, U. (2021). Generation of Human-like Arm Motions using Sampling-based Motion Planning. 2021 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2534-2541.
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Hellara, H., Barioul, R., Sahnoun, S., Ahmed, F., & Kanoun, O. (2021). Comparative of Swarm Intelligence based Wrappers for sEMG Signals Feature Selection. 2021 18th IEEE SSD International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals and Devices, 829-834.
Hensch, A.-C., Beggiato, M., & Krems, J. F. (2021). Predicting Lane Changes by Identifying Sequence Patterns of Implicit Communication Cues. In N. Stanton (Ed.), Advances in Human Aspects of Transportation. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems (Vols. 270). Cham: Springer.
Hensch, A.-C., Beggiato, M., & Krems, J. F. (2021). The Effects of eHMI Failures on Elderly Participants’ Assessment of Automated Vehicle Communication Signals. In T. Ahram & R. Taiar (Eds.), Human Interaction, Emerging Technologies and Future Systems V (pp. 355-363). Cham: Springer.
Hensch, A.-C., Beggiato, M., & Krems, J. F. (2021). Drive safely and comfortably – Gap Acceptance as a Basis for a user-centred Design of Driving Styles in Automated Vehicles. Proceedings of the 7th Humanist Conference.
Hensch, A.-C., Beggiato, M., Schömann, M. X., & Krems, J. F. (2021). Different Types, Different Speeds – The Effect of Interaction Partners and Encountering Speeds at Intersections on Drivers’ Gap Acceptance as an Implicit Communication Signal in Automated Driving. In H. Krömker (Ed.), HCI in Mobility, Transport, and Automotive Systems. HCII 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Vols. 12791). Cham: Springer.
Hielscher, R., & Lippert, L. (2021). Isometric Embeddings of Quotients of the Rotation Group Modulo Finite Symmetries. Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 185, 104764.
Krabbes, P., Queck, M., Scherf, A., Ohler, P., & Rehren, O. (2021). To err makes human - The influence of errors and speech parameters on perceived humanness of robots.
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