Companion Technology

A Paradigm Shift in Human-Technology Interaction

  • Susanne Biundo
  • Andreas Wendemuth

Part of the Cognitive Technologies book series (COGTECH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Susanne Biundo, Andreas Wendemuth
    Pages 1-15
  3. Thomas Geier, Susanne Biundo
    Pages 17-36
  4. Michael Kotzyba, Tatiana Gossen, Sebastian Stober, Andreas Nürnberger
    Pages 37-56
  5. Tatiana Gossen, Ingo Siegert, Andreas Nürnberger, Kim Hartmann, Michael Kotzyba, Andreas Wendemuth
    Pages 57-78
  6. Pascal Bercher, Daniel Höller, Gregor Behnke, Susanne Biundo
    Pages 79-100
  7. Felix Richter, Susanne Biundo
    Pages 101-121
  8. Gregor Behnke, Florian Nielsen, Marvin Schiller, Denis Ponomaryov, Pascal Bercher, Birte Glimm et al.
    Pages 123-144
  9. Andreas L. Schulz, Marie L. Woldeit, Frank W. Ohl
    Pages 145-166
  10. Florian Nielsen, Wolfgang Minker
    Pages 167-186
  11. Felix Schüssel, Frank Honold, Nikola Bubalo, Michael Weber, Anke Huckauf
    Pages 187-207
  12. Jan Gugenheimer, Christian Winkler, Dennis Wolf, Enrico Rukzio
    Pages 209-229
  13. Nikola Bubalo, Felix Schüssel, Frank Honold, Michael Weber, Anke Huckauf
    Pages 231-251
  14. Jörg Frommer, Dietmar Rösner, Rico Andrich, Rafael Friesen, Stephan Günther, Matthias Haase et al.
    Pages 253-275
  15. Dietmar Rösner, Jörg Frommer, Andreas Wendemuth, Thomas Bauer, Stephan Günther, Matthias Haase et al.
    Pages 277-299
  16. Stephan Reuter, Alexander Scheel, Thomas Geier, Klaus Dietmayer
    Pages 301-320
  17. Sebastian Handrich, Omer Rashid, Ayoub Al-Hamadi
    Pages 321-343
  18. Georg Layher, Michael Glodek, Heiko Neumann
    Pages 345-364
  19. Robert Niese, Ayoub Al-Hamadi, Heiko Neumann
    Pages 365-386
  20. Friedhelm Schwenker, Ronald Böck, Martin Schels, Sascha Meudt, Ingo Siegert, Michael Glodek et al.
    Pages 387-408

About this book


Future technical systems will be companion systems, competent assistants that provide their functionality in a completely individualized way, adapting to a user’s capabilities, preferences, requirements, and current needs, and taking into account both the emotional state and the situation of the individual user.

This book presents the enabling technology for such systems. It introduces a variety of methods and techniques to implement an individualized, adaptive, flexible, and robust behavior for technical systems by means of cognitive processes, including perception, cognition, interaction, planning, and reasoning. The technological developments are complemented by empirical studies from psychological and neurobiological perspectives.


Companion Systems Cognitive Systems Artificial Intelligence (AI) Automated Planning Knowledge Representation (KR) Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Multimodal Interaction Dialogue Management Emotion Recognition Information Fusion

Editors and affiliations

  • Susanne Biundo
    • 1
  • Andreas Wendemuth
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Artificial IntelligenceUniversität UlmUlmGermany
  2. 2.Cognitive Systems Group, Institute for Information Technology and Communications (IIKT) and Center for Behavioral Brain Sciences (CBBS)Otto-von-Guericke Universität MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43664-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43665-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1611-2482
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-6635
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