Projektass.(FWF) Dr.phil. Mag.phil.
With a background in Sociology and Human-Computer Interaction, I study how humans interact with new technology. For my research on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) I have been awarded a Hertha Firnberg and an Elise Richter grant from the FWF Science Fund, a postdoc programme aimed at promoting the university career of young female research scientists. Since 2013, I am a senior researcher at the TU Wien. Currently, I am a member of the Human Computer Interaction Group led by Prof. Gerladine Fizpatrick (Institute of Visual Computing and Human-Centered Technology). In 2013, I also had the honour of being selected as one of the “25 women you need to know in robotics” by the robohub contributor group. In 2017, I was a selected speaker for Tedx TUWien. In 2018, I was elected as member of the Young Academy of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
Prior to my work at the Human Computer Interaction Group, I was working in the Vision4Robotics group (ACIN – Automation and Control Institute) under the mentoring of Prof. Markus Vincze. Until 2012, I was a senior researcher and interdisciplinary team leader for a research group on “Adaptive Systems” at the ICT&S Center, University of Salzburg (led by Prof. Manfred Tscheligi). From September 2011 until January 2012 I was on a short-term sabbatical to work with Prof. Vanessa Evers at the University of Twente, NL. In 2010, I completed my PhD in Human-Computer Interaction at University of Salzburg and I hold a Master degree in Sociology from University of Salzburg from 2005.
As a social scientists working together with engineers, computer scientists, interaction designers etc. my goal is to develop technology that is sustainably used by real people.
- Bachelor thesis informatics and business informatics / 193.070 / PR
- Human Robot Interaction / 193.085 / VU
- Project Medical Informatics / 193.100 / PR
- Scientific Research and Writing / 193.052 / SE
- Seminar Media and Human-Centered Computing / 193.039 / SE
- Seminar Medical Informatics / 193.101 / SE
- User Research Methods / 193.055 / VU
MAXimizeMe - XXLMontage für alle
2021 – 2023 / Arbeiterkammer Vienna
Exploring Long-Term Human-Robot Interaction
2018 – 2022 / Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
Vision-based Human-Robot Cooperation: Perspective Sharing ¿
2013 – 2016 / Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
- Using the Design of Adversarial Chatbots as a Means to Expose Computer Science Students to the Importance of Ethics and Responsible Design of AI Technologies / A. Weiss, R. Vrecar, J. Zamiechowska, P. Purgathofer / Talk: INTERACT 2021, Bari, Italien; 2021-08-30 - 2021-09-03; in: "Proceedings of IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction", (2021), 331 - 339
- Merely a Conventional `Diffusion´ Problem? On the Adoption Process of Anki Vector / A. Weiss, A. Pillinger, C. Tsiourti / Talk: 30th IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Vancouver; 2021-08-08 - 2021-08-12; in: "Proceedings of the 30th IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)", (2021), 712 - 719
- "The robot may not notice my discomfort"--Examining the Experience of Vulnerability for Trust in Human-Robot Interaction / G. Hannibal, A. Weiss, C. Vicky / Talk: 30th IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), VIRTUAL; 2021-08-08 - 2021-08-12; in: "Proceedings of the 30th IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)", IEEE (ed.); IEEE, Virtual (2021), ISBN: 978-3-642-31714-9; 704 - 711
- Es ist Zeit für bessere Ideen: Ein Aufruf zu mehr Partizipation in der Gestaltung sozialer Serviceroboter / A. Weiss et al. / in: "In digitaler Gesellschaft: Neukonfigurationen zwischen Robotern, Algorithmen und Usern", Transcript, 2021, 99 - 132
- Mein neuer Teamkollege ist ein Roboter! Wie soziale Roboter die Zukunft der Arbeit verändern können". / S. Köszegi, A. Weiss / in: "CSR und Künstliche Intelligenz", Springer, 2021, 279 - 303
- Cobots in Industry 4.0: A Roadmap for Future Practice Studies on Human-Robot Collaboration / A. Weiss, A. Wortmeier, B. Kubicek / IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 51 (2021), 4; 335 - 345
- Robots beyond Science Fiction: Mutual Learning in Human-Robot Interaction on the Way to Participatory Approaches / A. Weiss et al. / AI & Society, Special Issue on Critical Robotics Research (2021), 1 - 15
- What Do You Mean by 'Trust'? Establishing Shared Meaning in Interdisciplinary Design for Assistive Technology / I. Schwaninger, F. Güldenpfennig, A. Weiss, G. Fitzpatrick / International Journal of Social Robotics, Special Issue on Trust, Acceptance and Social Cues (2021), Special Issue on Trust, Acceptance and Social Cues; 19 pages
- Was Vector a Companion during Shutdown? Insights from an Ethnographic Study in Austria / C. Tsiourti, A. Pillinger, A. Weiss / Poster: 8th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI2020), Online; 2020-11-10 - 2020-11-13; in: "Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction", (2020), 269 - 271
- On the Intention to Use the Pepper Robot as Communication Channel in a Business Context: Results of a User Acceptance Survey / C. Schmidbauer, M. Umele, T. Zigart, A. Weiss, S. Schlund / Talk: HAI '20: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction, Online; 2020-11-10 - 2020-11-13; in: "HAI '20: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction", ACM, (2020), 204 - 211
- Inconsequential Appearances: An Analysis of Anthropomorphic Language in Voice Assistant Forums / A. Weiss, A. Pillinger et al. / Poster: Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Online; 2020-06-17; in: "Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems", (2020), 7 pages
- Taxonomy of Trust-Relevant Failures and Mitigation Strategies / S. Tolmeijer, A. Weiss, M. Hanheide, F. Lindner, T. Powers, C. Dixon, M. Tielman / Talk: 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Cambridge, United Kingdom; 2020-03-23 - 2020-03-26; in: "HRI '20: Companion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction", (2020), 10 pages
- Wenn Menschen und Roboter in Interaktion treten - Beispielhafte Problemstellungen und Anwendungsgebiete eines transdisziplin¨aren Forschungsfeldes / A. Weiss / in: "Mensch und Maschine", Blätter für Technikgeschichte (BfTG), 2020, (invited), 31 - 56
- Integrative Social Robotics Hands-on / K. Fischer, J. Seibt, R. Rodogno, M. Rasmussen, A. Weiss, W. Juel, N. Krüger / Interaction Studies, 21 (2020), 1; 145 - 185
- Envisioning social robotics: Current challenges and new interdisciplinary methodologies / G. Hannibal, A. Weiss / Interaction Studies (invited), 21 (2020), 1; 1 - 6
- "You Are Doing so Great!" - The Effect of a Robot´s Interaction Style on Self-Efficacy in HRI / S. Zafari, I. Schwaninger, M. Hirschmanner, C. Schmidbauer, A. Weiss, S. Koeszegi / Talk: 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, New Delhi, India; 2019-10-14 - 2019-10-18; in: "Proceeding of Robot and Human Communication", IEEE, (2019), 7 pages
- Qualities of Trust: Caputuring Aspects beyond System Reliability / I. Schwaninger, A. Weiss, Ch. Frauenberger / Talk: The 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication, New Delhi; 2019-10-14 - 2019-10-18
- Exploring Trust in Human-Agent Collaboration / I. Schwaninger, G. Fitzpatrick, A. Weiss / Talk: The 17th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Salzburg; 2019-06-08 - 2019-06-12; in: "Proceedings of 17th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work", European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET), Proceedings of 17th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (2019), ISSN: 2510-2591
- Educational Robotics-Engage Young Students in Project-Based Learning / G. Jäggle, M. Vincze, A. Weiss, G. Koppensteiner, W. Lepuschitz, S. Zakall, M. Merdan / in: "The Challenges of the Digital Transformation in Education", Springer, 2019, ISBN: 978-3-030-11935-5, 360 - 371
- Ethics and trust: Principles, verification and validation (dagstuhl seminar 19171) / M. Fischer, C. List, M. Slavkovik, A. Weiss / Dagstuhl Reports, 9 (2019), 4
- Hobbit, a care robot supporting independent living at home: First prototype and lessons learned / D. Fischinger, P. Einramhof, K. Papoutsakis, W. Wohlkinger, P. Mayer, P. Panek, S. Hofmann, T. Koertner, A. Weiss, A. Argyros, M. Vincze / Robotics and Autonomous Systems, (2016), 75; 60 - 78
- Towards a Robot for Supporting Older People to Stay Longer Inde-pendent at Home / M. Vincze, W.L. Zagler, L. Lammer, A. Weiss, A. Huber, D. Fischinger, T. Koertner, A. Schmid, C. Gisinger / Talk: Joint 45th International Symposium on Robotics, München; 2014-06-02 - 2014-06-03; in: "ISR 2014", (2014)
- Don´t Bother Me: Users´ Reactions to Different Robot Disturbing Behaviors / A. Weiss, M. Vincze, P. Panek, P. Mayer / Poster: 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2014), Bielefeld; 2014-03-03 - 2014-03-06; in: "Proceedings of the 9th ACM/IEEE international conference on Human-Robot Interaction, IEEE Press", (2014)
- Hobbit, a care robot supporting independent living at home: First prototype and lessons learned / D. Fischinger, P. Einramhof, K. Papoutsakis, W. Wohlkinger, P. Mayer, P. Panek, S. Hofmann, T. Körtner, A. Weiss, A. Argyros, M. Vincze / Robotics and Autonomous Systems, DOI: 10.1016/j.robot.2014.09.029 (2014), DOI: 10.1016/j.robot.2014.09.029
- Hobbit - The Mutual Care Robot / D. Fischinger, P. Einramhof, W. Wohlkinger, K. Papoutsakis, P. Mayer, P. Panek, T. Koertner, S. Hoffmann, A. Argyros, M. Vincze, C. Gisinger, A. Weiss / Talk: 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2013), Tokyo; 2013-11-03 - 2013-11-08; in: "Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2013)", (2013), 6 pages
2018 / Richter-Programm / Austria
2017 / Mitgliedschaft / Austria
2013 / Firnberg-Programm / Austria
enlisted among the 25 women you need to know in robotics
2013 / robohub.org / USA
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