IEA Webinar on Human-Robot Interaction – December 15

Human factors and ergonomics are crucial topics for the future development of robotic technologies. The application of diverse robotic technologies in different settings such as manufacturing, healthcare, and others is increasing steadily. In particular, robotic systems that closely interact with humans have the potential to challenge human factors and ergonomics research. Associated risks and opportunities of close interactions between humans and robots have to be considered and evaluated. In this webinar, international experts on robotic research will present various perspectives on human factors and ergonomics in robotics.


This webinar is organized by the International Ergonomics Association’s Technical Committee on Human Factors in Robotics (HFiR).


Duration: 90 mins


Date and time: 15 December 2021 – 15:00-16:30 UTC


Program chairs

  • Dr. Sascha Wischniewski, Chair of the IEA-TC Human Factors in Robotics
  • Dr. Thomas Alexander, IEA Vice President/Treasurer

Introduction and Presentation: Sascha Wischniewski



  • Julie Shah, Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
  • Arash Ajoudani, Senior Researcher Tenured – Principal Investigator at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Italy
  • Patricia Rosen, Researcher in the unit Human Factors and Ergonomics at the German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), Germany


Interactive discussion with the audience


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