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Cyber-Physical Systems at the MuC 2020

At this year’s conference “Mensch und Computer”, which took place from September 6th to 9th, the Chair of Cyber-Physical Systems was represented with two publications.

The first one was presented by Jun.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Ludwig with his paper “VacuumCleanAR: Augmented Reality-based Self-explanatory Physical Artifacts”, which he published together with his co-authors Sven Hoffmann, Florian Jasche and Marius Ruhrmann. The article deals with the discovery of hidden innovations in end products with the help of Augmented Reality using the Microsoft HoloLens on the example of a vacuum cleaner. The aim is to enable users to inform themselves about the product. After the five-minute presentation, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Ludwig answered questions from the moderation duo and the chat participants.

The second paper with the title “(Non-)Interacting with Conversational Agents: Perceptions and Motivations of Using Chatbots and Voice Assistants” was presented by Philip Weber. The article has its origin in the research project “Rendezfood” and builds on a solid literature base of more than 100 sources as well as the empirical results of 29 interviews. Philip Weber and his co-author Jun.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Ludwig design a framework that contributes to the increase of user acceptance in the design and development of conversational agents. In the discussion round that followed the five-minute presentation, he also answered the questions of the moderation team and the participating audience.

This year’s conference was held under the topic “Digital Change in the Flow of Time”. Appropriately, but mainly due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was held completely online for the first time this year and was streamed on YouTube.

The presentations of the chair can be found here:
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Ludwig: https://youtu.be/N0vXR2urS8I?t=3384
Philip, Weber: https://youtu.be/MEa4ChZvVug?t=726