Mag. phil. Dr. phil.

Astrid Weiss

Elise-Richter-Stipendiatin (Senior Postdoc) an der TU Wien

Member of the Young Academy since 2018

  • Institute of Visual Computing and Human-Centered Technology, Technische Universität Wien




Research Areas:

  • Sociology
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Empirical social research





Selected Memberships:

  • Robotics Multi Annual Roadmap Topic Group on Natural Interaction with Social Robots
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour

Selected Prizes:

  • FWF Hertha-Firnberg-Stipendium
  • FWF Elise-Richter-Stipendium
  • 2013: Gelistet unter “25 women you need to know in robotics”
  • eingeladene Rednerin für TedxTUWien

Selected Publications:

  • Weiss, A.; Huber, A.; Minichberger, J.; Ikeda, M. (2016) First Application of Robot Teaching in an Existing Industry 4.0-Environment. Does it Really Work?. Societies: Special Issue on Robots and the Work Environment, Bd. 6 (3).
  • Lorenz, T.; Weiss, A.; Hirche, S. (2016) Synchrony and Reciprocity: Key Mechanisms for Social Companion Robots in Therapy and Care. International Journal of Social Robotics, Bd. 8, S. 125-143.
  • Weiss, A.; Mirnig, N.; Bruckenberger, U.; Strasser, E.; Tscheligi, M. et al. [..] (2015) The Interactive Urban Robot: User-centered development and final field trial of a direction requesting robot. Paladyn. Journal of Behavorial Robotics, Bd. 6 (1), S. 42-56.
  • Weiss, A.; Igelsböck, J.; Wurhofer, D.; Tscheligi, M. (2011) Looking forward to a “Robotic Society”? – Imaginations of Future Human-Robot Relationships. Special issue on the Human Robot Personal Relationship Conference. International Journal of Social Robotics, Bd. 3 (2), S. 111-123.
  • Weiss, A.; Igelsböck, J.; Tscheligi, M.; Bauer, A.; Kühnlenz, K. et al. [..] (2010) Robots asking for directions – the willingness of passers-by to support robots., HRI '10: Proceedings of the 5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction, S. 23-30.