Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH DFKI - Projektbüro Berlin Dr. Norbert Reithinger Forschungsbereich Intelligente Benutzerschnittstellen (IUI Intelligent User Interfaces)
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Mobility Services of the research department Intelligent User InterfacesLocated in Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken, Bremen (a branch office in Osnabrück) and with a project office in Berlin DFKI is the leading German research institute in the field of innovative software technology. Internationally, DFKI is one of the most important "Centers of Excellence". Considering headcount and volume of orders, DFKI is the world's largest research center in the field of artificial intelligence.
Projects cover the spectrum from application-oriented basic research to market- and customer-oriented development of product functions. Currently, more than 480 people from 60 nations do research on innovative software solutions in all application areas of artificial intelligence. The impact: more than 60 professors from within the company and more than 60 spin-off companies with approximately 1,700 highly skilled jobs.
In the research area Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) the basics of multimodal human-computer interaction are elaborated and personalised dialogue systems, that combine the modalities speech, gestures and facial expressions with physical interaction, are developed. One focus is on mobile user interfaces for location-based and context-sensitive services in particular for the use in vehicles and fleet management, as well as for mobility apps and wearables.
eFahrung is a project in the field of electric mobility where DFKI develops, tests and evaluates concepts for electric vehicles, charging technology and the acquisition of vehicle data. We provide models for smart, green and interconnected urban mobility, create simulations on fleets and charging infrastructure, and integrate electric mobility in multimodal approaches. The IUI Software Emobilesim is a traffic simulation tool for electric cars and charging stations for specific geographic areas.
The EU project STREETLIFE aims at reducing pollutant emissions of motorised individual traffic in urban areas. DFKI, therefore, developed a mobility app integrating intermodal routing for bicycle, bike sharing, public transport, car and pedestrians and employing intelligent crowdsourcing and gamification techniques to reward environment friendly mobility behaviour with tangible incentives. In a three-month field study the STREETLIFE Berlin app has been tested with success and was so well received by the users that it is still available in the Google Play Store after the testing period.
- Mobile and Web-based Applications
- Speech-based and Multimodal User Interfaces
- Software Project Management
- Intelligent Mobility Services
- Frontend/Backend Development
- User-Centered Design
- User Experience & Usability Testing
- Crowdsourcing and Gamification