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2013/11/09: Otto Haxel Preis for Christoph Amma, Marcus Georgi and Prof. Tanja Schultz

Christoph Amma, Marcus Georgi and Prof. Tanja Schultz received the "Otto Haxel Award" from the "Freundeskreis des Forschungszentrums Karlsruhe e.V." during the annual academic ceremony of KIT. The award is endowed with 6000 Euro and honors a scientific achievement which propels industrial innovations.

2013/08/27: Prof. Tanja Schultz elected ISCA president

On August 27, 2013, Prof. Tanja Schultz was elected as the president of ISCA. The non-profit organization ISCA (International Speech Communication Association) has around 2000 members, making it the largest association of speech scientists worldwide. The purpose of the association is to promote, in an international world-wide context, activities and exchanges in all fields related to speech communication science and technology.

2013/07/06: IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference 2013 - Geographic Finalist Europe

The paper "Subject-To-Subject Transfer for CSP based BCIs: Feature Space Transformation and Decision-Level Fusion" by Dominic Heger, Felix Putze, Christian Herff and Tanja Schultz was awarded as  "Geographic Finalist Europe" in the Student Paper Competition of the 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society in Osaka, Japan. 

Details about the paper are available here.


2013/02/21: Google Research Award for Christoph Amma and Prof. Tanja Schultz

Schreiben ohne Tastatur
(Foto: Volker Steger)

Prof. Tanja Schultz and Dipl.-Inform. Christoph Amma recevied the Google Research Award for their research on the Airwriting system, which recognizes text from hand gestures. The "Google Faculty Research Award" is endowed with 81.000 USD for supporting research in Computer Science, Engineering, and related disciplines.

For more information please refer to the press release of KIT.

2013/11/02: Biosignals Conference 2013 - Best Student Paper Award

On this year's Biosignals Conference, which took place in Barcelona from February 11 to February 14, the Paper "Array-based Electromyographic Silent Speech Interface" by Michael Wand, Matthias Janke, Christopher Schulte, and Tanja Schultz was awarded Best Student Paper.

Details about the paper are available here.

2013/01/18: Airwriting in Technology Review

The CSL Airwriting system developed by Christoph Amma and Marcus Georgi was covered in the English  and German  online issue of the MIT Technology Review.

2012/10/12: Prof. Tanja Schultz receives Research Award

Weniger Lärm dank lautloser Sprachkommunikation
(Photo: Nils Gräber, KIT)

Professor Tanja Schultz, head of Cognitive System Lab, received the "Research Award for Technical Communication" from the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation. The price is endowed with 20,000 Euros, the ceremony took place on October 12, 2012.

The prize recognizes Prof. Schultz' research on Silent Speech Interfaces. For more information consider the full press release of KIT.

2012/06/18: ISWC 2012 Best Paper Award

The Paper

Airwriting: Hands-free mobile text input by spotting and continuous recognition of 3d-space handwriting with inertial sensors

by Christoph Amma, Marcus Georgi, and Tanja Schultz has been awarded "Best Paper" on the 16. International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC) 2012.

Details about the paper can be found here.

2012/05/13: CSL achieves top times in traditional "Badischen Meile" sprint competition

In the Badische Meile sprint competition on May 13, 2012, five lab members and numerous students of CSL have set new records of the Institute of Anthropomatics.


2012/01/17: KIT im Rathaus


On January 17, 2012, the KIT Focus "Anthropomatics and Robotics" showcased its research to the public in the context of the "KIT im Rathaus" events, where the mayor of Karlsruhe and the Presidents of KIT invite research groups to present their results in the City Hall. The focus presented its research on technical systems which are adapted and personalized towards human users. Prof. Schultz, head of Cognitive Systems Lab (CSL), gave a presentation about her research on Silent Communication, which has been very successful during the past few years.



2011/02/18: CSL participates in AAAS fair

From 2011/2/18 till 2011/2/21, CSL participated in the annual AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) fair. AAAS is the world's largest scientific society. Matthias Janke and Michael Wand represented KIT and Cognitive Systems Lab at the joint booth on Baden-Wuerttemberg universities, showing their research on Silent Speech Recognition and draing a large amount of interest both from visitors and the media.


2011/01/29: pluX Wireless Biosignals Award

Christoph Amma, Dirk Gehrig, and Tanja Schultz received the PLUX Wireless Biosignals Award for the paper "Airwriting Recognition using Wearable Motion Sensors". The prize was awarded by Prof. Hugo Gamboa, PLUX CEO, on the International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC 2011).


2010/11/24: ICSR 2010 Best Student Paper Finalist

Preisverleihung ICSR2010

On the International Conference on Social Robotics 2010 in Singapore, the paper "An Adaptive Information System for an Empathic Robot using EEG Data" by Dominic Heger, Felix Putze, and Tanja Schultz was awarded Best Student Paper Finalist.