Artificial and Human Intelligence (AHI) Research Group 

R&D for the creation of Digital Companions for Industry

About Us

We are a group of passionate researchers located in Berkeley, California.  We focus on the creation of Digital Companions for Industry.  A Digital Companion is an entity that enhances human capabilities.  It  digests, integrates, and shares information with humans so they can focus on meaningful tasks.  According to the user needs, a Digital Companion can act as a guardian, assistant, or partner.  The Digital Companion embodiment adapts to what best suits the current user context and needs.

 

To make our Digital Companion vision a reality, we specialize in Semantic Technologies, AI, and innovative user interfaces, such as Augmented and Virtual Reality, and voice user interfaces.

 

Our quest for innovation is not limited to already commercialized technologies.  We need to shape the future.  Our efforts also include research in Quantum Computing in conjunction with distinguished partners such as University of California, Berkeley and NASA.

Research Projects

Government Funded Research

  • 2016-2019 Smart Management of Smart Grids
    (funded by the California Energy Commission under the EPIC program)
  • 2016-2019 Universal Load Management for Demand Side
    (funded by the California Energy Commission under the EPIC program)

University Collaborations

 

Demonstrators

Recent Publications

Funk, Markus, Karola Marky, Iori Mizutani, Mareike Kritzler, Simon Mayer, and Florian Michahelles. "LookUnlock: Using Spatial-Targets for User-Authentication on HMDs." In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Late Breaking Work. 2019.

 

Michahelles, Florian, Fahim Kawsar, Simon Mayer, and Luca Mottola. "Beyond Testbeds: Real-World IoT Deployments." IEEE Pervasive Computing 17, no. 4 (2018): 13-14.

 

Ciortea, Andrei, Simon Mayer, and Florian Michahelles. "Repurposing manufacturing lines on the fly with multi-agent systems for the Web of Things." In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems, pp. 813-822. International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, 2018.

 

Mayer, Simon, and Florian Michahelles. "HoloInteractions: visualizing interactions between autonomous cognitive machines." In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on the Internet of Things, p. 40. ACM, 2017.

 

Funk, Markus, Mareike Kritzler, and Florian Michahelles. "HoloLens is more than air tap: Natural and intuitive interaction with holograms." In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on the Internet of Things, p. 31. ACM, 2017.

 

Kritzler, Mareike, Markus Funk, Florian Michahelles, and Wolfgang Rohde. "The virtual twin: controlling smart factories using a spatially-correct augmented reality representation." In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on the Internet of Things, p. 38. ACM, 2017.Mayer, Simon, Jack Hodges, Dan Yu, Mareike Kritzler, and Florian Michahelles. "An open semantic framework for the industrial Internet of Things." IEEE Intelligent Systems 32, no. 1 (2017): 96-101.

 

Hodges, Jack, Kimberly García, and Steven Ray. "Semantic Development and Integration of Standards for Adoption and Interoperability." Computer 50, no. 11 (2017): 26-36.

 

Funk, Markus, Mareike Kritzler, and Florian Michahelles. "HoloCollab: a shared virtual platform for physical assembly training using spatially-aware head-mounted displays." In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on the Internet of Things, p. 19. ACM, 2017.

 

Koh, Jason, Steven Ray, and Jack Hodges. "Information Mediator for Demand Response in Electrical Grids and Buildings." In Semantic Computing (ICSC), 2017 IEEE 11th International Conference on, pp. 73-76. IEEE, 2017.

 

Mizutani, Iori, Mareike Kritzler, Kimberly García, and Florian Michahelles. "Intuitive interaction with semantics using augmented reality: a case study of workforce management in an industrial setting." In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on the Internet of Things, p. 8. ACM, 2017.

 

Mayer, Simon, Jack Hodges, Dan Yu, and Konrad Diwold. "HoloMiracle: Intuitive In-Situ Querying for Industrial Environments." In Proceedings of the 16th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2017), Posters & Demonstrations and Industry Tracks. 2017.

Career Opportunities

Interested in an internship with us?

 

Contact Florian Michahelles (Head of Research Group) at florian.michahelles@siemens.com.