02 February 2024 – both proposals we are contributing to and The adaptive mind made it to the second round of the Excellence Strategy: congratulations and a big thank you to everybody involved! Reasonable AI
23 January 2024 – Florian Kadner successfully defended his thesis 'Active vision as sequential decision-making under uncertainty' with distinction- congratulations!
12 January 2024 – new paper out: T. Thomas, D. Straub, F. Tatai, M. Shene, T. Tosik, K. Kersting & C. A. Rothkopf: , Nature Human Behaviour Modelling dataset bias in machine-learned theories of economic decision-making
24 November 2023 – new paper out: Trick, S., Rothkopf, C., & Jäkel, F: A normative model for Bayesian combination of subjective probability estimates. Judgment and Decision Making.
29 August 2023 - Susanne Trick gave a talk 'What Can I Help You With: Towards Task-Independent Detection of Intentions for Interaction in a Human-Robot Environment' at the IEEE (RO-MAN), Busan, Korea International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
8 August 2023 - Constantin gave a talk 'Why are sensory, internal model, and action uncertainties inseparably intertwined in natural behavior?' and Fabian Tatai presented a poster 'People use Newtonian physics in intuitive sensorimotor decisions under risk' at the , Rauischholzhausen Workshop on Uncertainty in sensory processing and action control
28 July 2023 – Fabian Tatai gave a talk at the : 'People use Newtonian physics in intuitive sensorimotor decisions under risk' and Florian Kadner presented a poster 'Finding your way out: planning strategies in human maze-solving behavior', Sydney, Australia annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society
25 May 2023 – we are happy to contribute to : Fabian Kessler, Julia Frankenstein, Constantin Rothkopf: 'Optimal feedback control under uncertainty explains errors, variability and behavioral strategies in human navigation' and Fabian Tatai, Dominik Straub, Constantin Rothkopf: 'Humans use Newtonian physics in intuitive sensorimotor decisions under risk' CCN
26 April 2023 – Congratulations to Susanne Trick, who has been selected as a recipient of the (#KI-Newcomer*innen) which is awarded every two years by the German AI-Newcomer Awards 2023 and the German Federal Ministry of Education and ResearchGerman Informatics Society
21 April 2023 – new empirical study out on people learning to adjust their visuomotor interception strategies: Huaiyong Zhao, Dominik Straub, Constantin A. Rothkopf: , Psychological Research People learn a two-stage control for faster locomotor interception
06 April 2023 – two papers have been accepted at the : F. Kadner, H. Willkomm, I. Ibs, C. A. Rothkopf, Finding your way out: planning strategies in human maze-solving behavior and F. Tatai, D. Straub, C. A. Rothkopf, People use Newtonian physics in intuitive sensorimotor decisions under risk. Cognitive Science conference
21 February 2023 – Nils Neupaertl's PhD thesis: Interacting with an uncertain physical world: probabilistic models of human perception and action was selected as best PhD thesis in the department of human sciences in 2022. Congratulations!
21 January 2023 – our abstract Fabian Kessler, Julia Frankenstein, Constantin Rothkopf: 'Optimal control under uncertainty predicts variability in human navigation behavior' has been accepted to COSYNE
05 January 2023 – Florian Kadner and Tobias Thomas are presenting our poster 'Improving saliency models' predictions of the next fixation with humans' intrinsic cost of gaze shifts' at the IEEE/CVF (WACV) Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision
14 December – Constantin gave a talk at the Computational Cognitive Neuroscience seminar at UKE, Hamburg-Eppendorf
16 September - our abstract: Claire Ott, Inga Ibs, Constantin Rothkopf, Frank Jäkel: 'Leveraging human optimization strategies for automatic explanation generation' has been accepted at the , Birkbeck, University of London workshop on human behavioral aspects of (X)AI
15 September – new paper accepted at the 36th (NeurIPS): Matthias Schultheis, Constantin A Rothkopf, Heinz Koeppl: Reinforcement Learning with Non-Exponential Discounting. Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems
05 September - we are presenting a poster at the biannual conference of the German cognitive science society in Freiburg: Vojtěch Rada, Julia Frankenstein, David Sedláček, Zdeněk Míkovec, Constantin A. Rothkopf: Towards understanding spatial illusions in architecture – a pilot study exploring factors influencing illusive perspectives. KogWis
01 September – Fabian Tatai started as a PhD student in The Adaptive Mind project- welcome!
24 March – new publication in from our collaboration with Nature Machine Intelligence doing psychological experiments with large scale language models: Patrick Schramowski, Cigdem Turan, Nico Andersen, Constantin A. Rothkopf & Kristian Kersting: Large pre-trained language models contain human-like biases of what is right and wrong to do Kristian Kersting's lab
17 March - we have been awarded an grant by the European Research Council for our proposal ''ACTOR – Towards a computational account of natural sequential behavior„! Here the universitie's ERC Consolidator. press release
23 February - Dominik Straub received one of two for Vision Science, which are given annually to a graduate student or postdoctoral researcher attending the John I. Yellott Travel Awards to present research 'that provides new quantitative insights into the human visual system' for the contribution: Dominik Straub, Constantin Rothkopf. An analysis method for continuous psychophysics based on Bayesian inverse optimal control. Congratulations! Vision Sciences Annual Meeting
08 February 2022 – we are participating in the annual meeting with three talks: Vision Sciences Society
Florian Kadner, Tabea A Wilke, Thi DK Vo, David Hoppe, Constantin A Rothkopf: Trade-off between uncertainty reduction and reward collection reveals intrinsic cost of gaze switches; Dominik Straub, Constantin A. Rothkopf: An analysis method for continuous psychophysics based on Bayesian inverse optimal control; Tobias Thomas, David Hoppe, Constantin A. Rothkopf: Measuring the cost function of saccadic decisions reveals stable individual gaze preferences
28 January 2022 – we are participating in : Dominik Straub, Matthias Schultheis, Constantin Rothkopf: Inferring implicit sensorimotor costs by inverse optimal control with signal dependent noise COSYNE
21 January 2022 – new paper accepted at the 25th (AISTATS): Susanne Trick, Constantin A Rothkopf: Bayesian Classifier Fusion with an Explicit Model of Correlation International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics
08 December 2021 – new paper out: N. Neupärtl, F. Tatai, C. A. Rothkopf: , Cognitive Neuropsychology Naturalistic embodied interactions elicit intuitive physical behaviour in accordance with Newtonian physics
01 November 2021 – Philipp Hummel joined the lab as PhD student- welcome!
28 September 2021 – new paper accepted at the 35th (NeurIPS): Matthias Schultheis, Dominik Straub, Constantin A Rothkopf: Inverse Optimal Control Adapted to the Noise Characteristics of the Human Sensorimotor System Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems
24 August 2021 – Constantin gave a talk 'Open problems in modeling naturalistic sequential behavior' at the Special Symposium in honor of Michael F. Land at the , ECVP European Conference on Visual Perception
12 May 2021 – we are presenting , our human-in-the-loop font that adapts its shape to the way readers interact with it at AdaptiFont, the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Watch the talk on CHI. youtube
01 February 2021 - we have been successful in two cluster grant applications. The collaborative cluster “„ with the universities of Giessen and Marburg investigates the principles and computational basis for the balance between stability and change in human adaptability. The adaptive Mind
The second cluster, “", in collaboration with AI center hessian.ai, the Goethe University, Frankfurt and the University Mainz, focuses on the development of a new generation of AI systems that are more human-like. The third wave of AI
04 December 2020 – Our collaborative has been approved for funding by the LOEWE Research Cluster WhiteBox. WhiteBox is joining the twin disciplines AI and Cognitive Science. Starting 2021, an interdisciplinary team will develop whitebox methods to foster human understanding of natural and artificial intelligence and its results. Hessian State Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts
29 September 2020 – Constantin gave a talk 'Reverse engineering behavioral costs and benefits with inverse reinforcement learning' in the Workshop '' at the Inferring and testing optimality in perception and neuronsBernstein Conference
15 September 2020 – Constantin is part of the faculty of the ELLIS (European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems) newly launchedELLIS Unit at TU Darmstadt
31 August 2020- we are part of the founding members of the Hessian Center for AI
06 July 2020 - in the popular science magazine 'Spektrum der Wissenschaft' together with Albert Newen, Nele Russwinkel and Martin V. Butz new article
24 June 2020 – Constantin gave a talk as part of smartstart's 'midsummerbrains- computational neuroscience from my point of view'
15 June 2020 – Niteesh Midlagajni joined the lab as PhD student- welcome!
02 June 2020- Inga Ibs joined the lab as PhD student- welcome!
15 May 2020 – invited keynote at the virtual , Universität Oldenburg, Germany Symposium on Explainable Machine Learning for Biomedical Data Analysis and Care Robotics
01 April 2020 – the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has approved our collaborative grant PlexPlain with , Kristian Kersting, and Frank JaekelFlorian Steinke
16 March 2020 - the lab is closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic
15 February 2020 – Fabian Kessler has joined the lab as PhD student- welcome!
10-14 February 2020 – Constantin is teaching at the in Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence and Education at the University of Luxembourg together with Minds and Machines Workshop, Pedro Cardoso-Leite, and Paul SchraterChristophe Schommer