My Hertha-Firnberg Project is over

Years fly by when you have fun…csm_weiss_roboter_c372ecbaa2

In 2012/2013 I got awarded with a Hertha-Firnberg postdoc scholarship, which enabled me to pursue my research on Human-Robot Collaboration. Have a look on the project website if you are interested in details. And as a nice ending my university also published a press article about the project today:

Proceedings of STS Graz 2016 are online

I hardly ever do this, but in that specific case I want to call your attention to one of my recently published papers, entitled:

It was published in the framework of the 15th Annual STS Conference Graz 2016 Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies.

This is a reflection that constantly accompanies my thoughts on HRI research and I would be happy about any comments and thoughts from fellow researchers. Just drop me a line in case… 🙂

Invited Panellist: ForGenderCare

csm_fgc_Verbund_76fe5c1a04I was invited to contribute to a panel and workshop discussion on the interrelations between gender, care, and assistive technology, which took place last week in Munich, Germany. The workshop was hosted by the “Forschungsverbund ForGenderCare”, which studies from an interdisciplinary theoretical and empirical perspective how gender and care play together.

I gave insights from my experiences within the GENUINE and the HOBBIT project. Our main discussion points in the breakout sessions were,

(1) if user-centered design research in HRI is technic-deterministic.
(2) how to better relate STS research and HRI research to guarantee a better up-take of interdisciplinary research endeavours.