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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    Research Projects
    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
    Research Disciplines
    Artificial Intelligence
    Cognitive Psychology
    Computer Science
    Electrical Engineering
    Engineering Psychology
    Law Studies
    Materials Science
    Mechanical Engineering
    Media and Communication
    Media Psychology
    Movement Science
    Personality Psychology
    Semiotics and Linguistics
    Social Psychology
Scheller, N., Ohler, P., & Rehren, O. (2021). Anthropomorphize to Empathize – The Interaction of Empathy and Anthropomorphism.
Langer, A., Schmolke, L., & Gaedke, M. (2021). BIRD: Using Conversational User Interfaces to Provide Relevant Metadata for Interdisciplinary Research Dataset Publishing.
Dommel, P., Pichler, A., & Beggiato, M. (2021). Comparison of a Logistic and SVM Model to Detect Discomfort in Automated Driving.
Borodaeva, Z., Brade, J., Winkler, S., Klimant, P., & Jahn, G. (2021). Spatial Updating of Target Locations in Virtual Reality.
Brade, J., Borodaeva, Z., Winkler, S., Jahn, G., & Klimant, P. (2021). Untersuchung visueller Hinweisreize zur Unterstützung räumlicher Orientierung in virtuellen Umgebungen.
Langer, A., Göpfert, C., & Gaedke, M. (2021, May). CARDINAL: Contextualized Adaptive Research Data Description INterface Applying LinkedData. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Web Engineering.
Noura, M., Wang, Y., Heil, S., & Gaedke, M. (2021). OntoSpect: IoT Ontology Inspection by Concept Extraction and Natural Language Generation. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Web Engineering.
Rehren, O., Jahn, K., Schneider, S., Rey, G. D., & Ohler, P. (2021). Creating an anthropomorphism questionnaire – A multidimensional approach.
Heil, S., Bakaev, M., & Gaedke, M. (2021). Web User Interface as a Message: Power Law for Fraud Detection in Crowdsourced Labeling. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Web Engineering.
Siegert, V., & Gaedke, M. (2021). WTA: Towards a Web-based Testbed Architecture. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Web Engineering.
Langer, A., Tran, B., & Gaedke, M. (2021). Extending a SKOS-based taxonomy catalog with collaborative features and an interface to provide terminologies to describe research data with interdisciplinary, semantic concepts.
Ramalingame, R., Barioul, R., Li, X., Sanseverino, G., Krumm, D., Odenwald, S., & Kanoun, O. (2021). Wearable Smart Band for American Sign Language Recognition with Polymer Carbon Nanocomposite based Pressure Sensors. IEEE Sensors Letters, 5.
Drewes, J., Feder, S., & Einhäuser, W. (2021). Gaze During Locomotion in Virtual Reality and the Real World. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 15.
Dettmann, A., Hartwich, F., Roßner, P., Beggiato, M., Felbel, K., Krems, J., & 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, 331-339.
König, L. M., Attig, C., Franke, T., & Renner, B. (2021). Barriers to and facilitators for using nutrition apps: a systematic review and conceptual framework. JMIR MHealth and UHealth.
Jahn, K., Rehren, O., Schneider, S., Ohler, P., & Rey, G. D. (2021). Emotional Capabilities of Conversational Agents: A Review.
Krabbes, P., Queck, M., Scherf, A., Ohler, P., & Rehren, O. (2021). Mistakes and Speech as a way to shape perceived personality and therefore amplify anthropomorphism.
Atitallah, B. B., Abbasi, M. B., Barioul, R., Bouchaala, D., Derbel, N., & Kanoun, O. (2020, October). Simultaneous Pressure Sensors Monitoring System for Hand Gestures Recognition. 2020 IEEE Sensors.
Christian Pentzold, C., & Rothe, I. (2020). Science Busking, Recursivity, and Zones of Awkward Engagement in a Large-Scale Research Project on Embodied Digital Technology.
Pentzold, C., Kaun, A., & Lohmeier, C. (2020). Imagining and instituting future media: Introduction to the special issue. 10. 1177 / 1354856520938584.
Dommel, P., & Pichler, A. (2020). Convex Risk Measures based on Divergence. In Pure and Applied Functinoal Analysis.
Jahn, K., & Nissen, A. (2020). Towards Dual Processing of Social Robots:Differences in the Automatic and Reflective System.
Langer, A., Vu, D. N. H., & Gaedke, M. (2020). SolidRDP: Applying Solid Data Containers for Research Data Publishing. Web Engineering, 12128, 399-415.
Langer, A., Göpfert, C., & Gaedke, M. (2020). Querying the Semantic Web for Concept Identifiers to Annotate Research Datasets. Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on Advances in Semantic Processing, 49-55.