TU Wien, Faculty of Informatics Institute of Visual Computing and Human-Centered Technology, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Group
|Field of research||Human-Robot Interaction|
|Keywords||Human-Computer Interaction|Science and Technology Studies|
Astrid Weiss is senior scientist in Human-Computer Interaction at the Institute of Visual Computing and Human-Centered Technology, TU Wien (Austria). She is a trained social scientist with extensive work experience in interdisciplinary settings studying Human-Robot Interaction. She particularly focuses on user involvement in conceptualizing, building, and evaluating robots in different social contexts. Her work has explored robot applications in the home, in healthcare, and in factory settings. Weiss is considered as one of Austria’s key figures in the interdisciplinary research field of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), as evidenced by numerous articles, lectures, and conference organizations. In 2017, she gave an invited talk at Tedx TU Wien entitled: “Will care robots care”? From 2022 onward, she will collaborate on a 5-years transdisciplinary project “Caring Robots // Robotic Care”, funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).