Digital touch sensors are increasingly coupled with artificial intelligence to assist humans in their daily and professional activities, for example, in lane departure warning systems or when robots assist with precision surgery. The question this project aims to answer is: should we train with or without this artificial helping hand?
Cooperative learning, which occurs when two agents aim to learn certain attributes together, is likely to involve not just human peers, but a hybrid pairing of human and artificial learners. Using a novel interdisciplinary approach, this project team examines human-AI hybrid learning for increasingly innovative tactile augmentation and assistance by integrating three different, but complementary perspectives: the cognitive neuroscience of human, biological learning through vision and touch, the philosophy of self-confidence and trust in digital tactile assistants and computer science design of machine learning algorithms tailored to tactile learning with AI. The project includes citizen-science components from medicine and driving practice, which will help to transfer the results to a practical application. Together, these timely initiatives will pave the way for the introduction of this new technology into society and will increase the end user’s willingness to make the best use of these assistance systems.
Dr. John Dorsch (Ph.D.)
Postdoctoral researcher, Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and the Study of Religion | Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich
Dr. Isabelle Ripp (Ph.D.)
Postdoctoral researcher, Cognition, Values, Behaviour Research Lab; Philosophy of Mind | Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich
Prof. Dr. Maximilian Moll
Holder of the Endowed Junior Professorship, Operations Research – Prescriptive Analytics at the Faculty of Computer Science, Operations Research – Prescriptive Analytics at the Faculty of Computer Science | University of the Bundeswehr Munich
Prof. Dr. Merle Fairhurst
Chair, Head of Biological Psychology | University of the Bundeswehr Munich
Prof. Dr. Ophelia Deroy
Chair, Head of Philosophy of Mind | Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich
Phd Student, institute for computer science | University of the Bundeswehr Munich