Research topics

Human and artificial cognition

Our research aims at understanding the cognitive, affective and social processes that underly the behaviours and activities of individuals, situated in their individual and collective dimensions. We build computer science model for the simulation of these behaviours and activities. These model focus on the non-rational part of human cognition (affects) and their effects (stress, affects, personality) in these processes. Learn more...

Multimodal affective interaction

Our research in this area follows two main goals. 1) To better understand how human beings integrate multimodal information displayed by other human beings or by expressive virtual agents during social interactions. 2) To address issues such as modelling, design and evaluation of new devices for intuitive multimodal interaction. The methods we use for these studies combines research from cognitive psychology with and reserach in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Learn more...

Design and use

Our research brings together on-the-field research with lab research for a better understanding of technologies use based on theoretical foundations in psychology, ergonomics and didactics. We analyse how human beings use technologies through complementary approaches based on the concepts of "behaviour" or "activity". In other words, this research aims at producing theoretical and methodological knowledge about 1) how do humans use and appropriate technologies, 2) the processes of behaviour production and 2) human activities. Learn more...

Inter and intra individual variability

Our research on this topic aims at better understanding individual characteristics and considering their variability from both an intra-individual and inter-individual level. We study these individual characteristics in the context of non-verbal human-human interactions (HH) but also in the context of human-machine interactions. This research allows us to propose new tools to evaluate these characteristics and proposes directions for the design and evaluation of interactive agents with credible individual characteristics. Learn more...



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Scientific report

LIMSI in numbers

8 Research Teams
100 Researchers
40 Technicians and Engineers
60 Doctoral Students
70 Trainees


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