Hannes Ritschel M.Sc.

Research Assistant
Human - Centered Multimedia
Phone: +49 821 598 - 2315
Fax: +49 821 598 - 2349
Email:
Room: 2042 (N)
Address: Universitätsstraße 6a, 86159 Augsburg

LINKS

Social Networks

Research Interests

Research focuses on Reinforcement Learning in the context of human-computer- and human-robot-interaction.
Main issue is the adaptation of computers/robots to human users based on social signals. Humanoid robots are the method of choice to explore this research area.

Talks

The Robot's Book on Etiquette: Of Polite and Musical Robots

Talk in the series "Königsbrunner Campus" about newest insights from research and study insights in the context of social robotics at the Human-Centered Multimedia lab (in German); Admission free!

Wed, March 3, 2021, 7pm, Informationspavillon 955, Alter Postweg 1, Königsbrunn

 

Social Robots - Our Housemates of Tommorrow?

Talk on social robots in science and daily life, and challenges in human-robot interaction and communication

Wed, October 21, 2020, 7:00pm, Berufsschule, Westernacher Str. 5, 87719 Mindelheim » vhs-ua.de

 

Human and Machine: Artificial Intelligence - How Social Robots Learn from Humans

Talk about social robots, use cases and autonomous learning (in German)

Tue, May 28, 2019, 7:30pm, Haus Sankt Ulrich, Kappelberg 1 (Room C17, Bischof-Ketteler-Saal), Augsburg » keb-augsburg.de

 

Adaptive Social Robots

Talk in the series "Campus on Tour" about social robots and the role of human social signals for autonomous learning (in German); Admission free!

Fri, November 16, 2018, 7pm, Altes Rathaus, Bgm.-Kaifer-Str. 10, VHS room (1st floor), Neusäß » vhs-augsburger-land.de

 

Demo: Drink-O-Mender

Demonstration of a self-learning social robot in the role of a nutritionist at the "Long Night of Science" (in German); Admission free!

Sat, May 5, 2018, 6:30-11:00pm, Augsburg town hall, Rathausplatz 1, Augsburg » augsburg.de » augsburger-allgemeine.de

 

Reinforcement Learning in Social Robotics

This talk in the series "Königsbrunner Campus" covers social robots, human-robot-interaction and adaptation based on Reinforcement Learning (in German); Admission free!

Wed, October 26, 2016, 7pm, Informationspavillon 955, Alter Postweg 1, Königsbrunn » Review » augsburger-allgemeine.de » koenigsbrunn.de » myheimat.de » stadtzeitung.de

 

Social Robots

This talk in the series "CineUni" covers the evolution of social robots, state of the art, application examples, future visions and research (in German)

Tue, April 28, 2015, 7:30pm, Cinemaxx Augsburg » presse-augbsurg.de » aitiraum.de » uni-augsburg.de » facebook.com

Press

Awards

  • Best Technical Paper Award: Hannes Ritschel, Andreas Seiderer, Kathrin Janowski, Stefan Wagner and Elisabeth Andre. Adaptive Linguistic Style for an Assistive Robotic Health Companion Based on Explicit Human Feedback. 12th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA) 2019.
  • Best Poster Award: Hannes Ritschel, Kathrin Janowski, Andreas Seiderer, Stefan Wagner and Elisabeth Andre. Insights on Usability and User Feedback for an Assistive Robotic Health Companion with Adaptive Linguistic Style. 12th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA) 2019.

Videos

Generating ironic statements
Socially-aware reinforcement learning
Drink-O-Mender

Projects

ForGenderCare

Teaching

The lecture "Reinforcement Learning" covers foundations, algorithms and techniques of Reinforcement Learning, which are applied, practiced and implemented in the tutorial. The practical course "Reinforcement Learning" covers selected contents of the lecture and focuses on implementing a working prototype in the context of HCI und HRI. Topics are assigned anew each term.

  • Winter term 2020/2021: Lecture + Tutorial Reinforcement Learning (Master)
  • Summer term 2020: Practical Course Reinforcement Learning (Master)
  • Winter term 2019/2020: Lecture + Tutorial Reinforcement Learning (Master)
  • Summer term 2019: Practical Course Reinforcement Learning (Master)
  • Winter term 2018/2019: Lecture + Tutorial Reinforcement Learning (Master)
  • Summer term 2018: Practical Course Reinforcement Learning (Master)
  • Winter term 2017/2018: Lecture + Tutorial Reinforcement Learning (Master)
  • Summer term 2017: Practical Course Reinforcement Learning (Master)
  • Winter term 2016/2017: Lecture + Tutorial Reinforcement Learning (Master)
  • Winter term 2015/2016: Lecture + Tutorial Reinforcement Learning (Master)

Weitere Lehrveranstaltungen:

  • Winter term 2019/2020: Multimedia Project (Bachelor)
  • Winter term 2018/2019: Multimedia Project (Bachelor)
  • Winter term 2017/2018: Multimedia Project (Bachelor)
  • Summer term 2015: Seminar Advanced Topics in Multimodal Dialogue and Interaction (Master)

A list of supervised theses, pracitcal and project modules is available on the German page.

Publications

Hannes Ritschel
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2020

Andreas Seiderer, Hannes Ritschel and Elisabeth André. 2020. Development of a privacy-by-design speech assistant providing nutrient information for German seniors. DOI: 10.1145/3411170.3411227
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Hannes Ritschel, Thomas Kiderle, Klaus Weber, Florian Lingenfelser, Tobias Baur and Elisabeth André. 2020. Multimodal joke generation and paralinguistic personalization for a socially-aware robot. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-49778-1_22
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Hannes Ritschel, Thomas Kiderle, Klaus Weber and Elisabeth André. 2020. Multimodal joke presentation for social robots based on natural-language generation and nonverbal behaviors.
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Hannes Ritschel, Andreas Seiderer and Elisabeth André. 2020. Pianobot: an adaptive robotic piano tutor.
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2019

Hannes Ritschel, Andreas Seiderer, Kathrin Janowski, Stefan Wagner and Elisabeth André. 2019. Adaptive linguistic style for an assistive robotic health companion based on explicit human feedback. DOI: 10.1145/3316782.3316791
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Hannes Ritschel, Kathrin Janowski, Andreas Seiderer, Stefan Wagner and Elisabeth André. 2019. Insights on usability and user feedback for an assistive robotic health companion with adaptive linguistic style. DOI: 10.1145/3316782.3322737
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Hannes Ritschel, Ilhan Aslan, David Sedlbauer and Elisabeth André. 2019. Irony man: augmenting a social robot with the ability to use irony in multimodal communication with humans.
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Hannes Ritschel, Ilhan Aslan, Silvan Mertes, Andreas Seiderer and Elisabeth André. 2019. Personalized synthesis of intentional and emotional non-verbal sounds for social robots. DOI: 10.1109/ACII.2019.8925487
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Hannes Ritschel, Kathrin Janowski, Andreas Seiderer and Elisabeth André. 2019. Towards a robotic dietitian with adaptive linguistic style.
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2018

Hannes Ritschel, Andreas Seiderer, Kathrin Janowski, Ilhan Aslan and Elisabeth André. 2018. Drink-o-mender: an adaptive robotic drink adviser. DOI: 10.1145/3279954.3279957
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Klaus Weber, Hannes Ritschel, Ilhan Aslan, Florian Lingenfelser and Elisabeth André. 2018. How to shape the humor of a robot - social behavior adaptation based on reinforcement learning. DOI: 10.1145/3242969.3242976
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Klaus Weber, Hannes Ritschel, Florian Lingenfelser and Elisabeth André. 2018. Real-time adaptation of a robotic joke teller based on human social signals.
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Hannes Ritschel and Elisabeth André. 2018. Shaping a social robot's humor with natural language generation and socially-aware reinforcement learning. DOI: 10.18653/v1/W18-6903
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Hannes Ritschel. 2018. Socially-aware reinforcement learning for personalized human-robot interaction.
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Kathrin Janowski, Hannes Ritschel, Birgit Lugrin and Elisabeth André. 2018. Sozial interagierende Roboter in der Pflege. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-22698-5_4
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2017

Hannes Ritschel, Tobias Baur and Elisabeth André. 2017. Adapting a robot's linguistic style based on socially-aware reinforcement learning. DOI: 10.1109/roman.2017.8172330
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Hannes Ritschel, Tobias Baur and Elisabeth André. 2017. Personalisierung der Mensch-Roboter-Interaktion durch sozial-sensitives Lernen.
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Hannes Ritschel and Elisabeth André. 2017. Real-time robot personality adaptation based on reinforcement learning and social signals. DOI: 10.1145/3029798.3038381
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