Isabel Schwaninger

Role: PhD student

DC Topic:  The Interrelation of Safety Assessment and Trust in Uncertain and Dynamic Human-Robot Cooperation

Research Interests:

  • Human-robot interaction (HRI) and social robotics
  • Dimensions of trust in HRI
  • Smart homes and AAL
  • Culture and context in HRI
  • Designing for long-term collaboration in dynamic environments

Short Bio
Isabel has a background in Social Sciences – International Development Studies (Mag.), Chinese Studies (BA), and Software Engineering (finishing her BSc at TU Wien). She studied both in Vienna and in China, where she has conducted ethnographic field research and qualitative interviews for her thesis on ethnic tourism and gender in southwest China. Isabel has work experience in foreign affairs, and she was employed as a language teacher for people from China in Vienna. Before joining the TrustRobots DC, Isabel worked at the department of East Asian Studies at the University of Vienna, where she has conducted natural language processing in the context of social unrest.

Contact info
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