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Department of Computer Science


Michal Stolarz

Research associate, ZAT Project


Department of Computer Science, Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems (A2S)


Sankt Augustin


C 201


Grantham-Allee 20

53757, Sankt Augustin


+49 2241 865 9759

Research Projects

Center for Assistive Technologies Rhein-Ruhr

The Center for Assistive Technologies Rhein-Ruhr (De: ZAT Rhein-Ruhr) project is a comprehensive initiative focused on creating a sustainable ecosystem for assistive technologies. It encompasses infrastructure development, ethical considerations, public engagement, and financial sustainability, all with the aim of improving assistive technology research and development, teaching and transfer, thereby ensuring its widespread impact. ZAT's focus is on pro-adaptive solutions (assistive solutions that "proactively tackle adaptability") in the work, home, healthcare, mobility and education domains. The project is conducted in cooperation with Hochschule Rhein-Waal, Hochschule Niederrhein and Universität Duisburg-Essen. The North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry of Culture and Science (MKW) is funding the project with 2.7 million euros for a period of three years.

Project management at the H-BRS

Prof. Dr Teena Chakkalayil Hassan Iman Awaad

In the MigrAVE project, the objective is to develop supporting technologies for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ASD is a disorder that leads to behavioural and social challenges for those affected, for instance difficulty recognising emotions, general inability to act appropriately in everyday social situations, or repetitive behaviours. Early treatment of ASD could mitigate the effects of the disorder and improve the quality of life of affected people.

Project management at the H-BRS

Professor im Ruhestand / retired professor Dr. Paul G. Plöger