14 Human – Machine – Robotics
Technologies are mirrors, reflecting physical, cognitive and social characteristics of humans and human society. Thus, they have to satisfy, among others, both aesthetic needs and affective needs. Two approaches stand out here: creating machines which can feel, think, and act in the real world, based on Affective Developmental Robotics and the design of interactive systems that are aesthetically pleasing in the way they feel , beyond just beautiful visuals. In the seminar, we will explicate and discuss the theory and practice of those two aspects in detail, and try to find an intersection.
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Associate Professor, HCI Group, Institute of Design and Assessment of Technology, Faculty of Informatics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
|1982-1991Informatics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna|
|1991-1995Research Assistant, Institute of Design and Assessment of Technology, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna|
|1992-1993Research Assistant, Technische Universität Berlin|
|1991-1995PhD in Informatics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna|
|1995-2005Assistant Professor, Institute of Design and Assessment of Technology, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna|
|1995-2005Habilitation in the field of »Interactive Systems«, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna|
|since 2005Associate Professor, Institute for Design and Assessment of Technology, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna|