Publikationen


Laura Voss (2021):
More Than Machines? The Attribution of (In)Animacy to Robot Technology

This book is wonderful. … a faboulus contribution to the field!“Dr. Liz W. Faber

We know that robots are just machines. Why then do we often talk about them as if they were alive? Laura Voss explores this fascinating phenomenon, providing a rich insight into practices of animacy (and inanimacy) attribution to robot technology: from science-fiction to robotics R&D, from science communication to media discourse, and from the theoretical perspectives of STS to the cognitive sciences. Taking an interdisciplinary perspective, and backed by a wealth of empirical material, Voss shows how scientists, engineers, journalists – and everyone else – can face the challenge of robot technology appearing »a little bit alive« with a reflexive and yet pragmatic stance.

Review by Dr. Liz W. Faber in Ancillary Review of Books.


Publikationen

(*peer-reviewed)

  • Voss, L. (2021). More Than Machines? The Attribution of (In)Animacy to Robot Technology. Transcript Verlag.
  • Voss, L. (2020). Robots Wanted: Dead and/or Alive. The Attribution of In/Animacy to Robot Technology. Dissertation. Technische Universität München.
  • Voss, L. (2020). ‚Roboter gesucht – tot und/oder lebendig‘.
    Ein Aufsatz, der die interdisziplinären Aspekte meines Promotionsprojektes reflektiert. Entstanden im Kontext meines Promotionsstipendiums bei der Andrea von Braun-Stiftung. PDF
  • * Meinecke, L. & Voss, L. (2018). ‚I Robot, You Unemployed‘: Science-Fiction and Robotics in the Media. In J. Engelschalt et al. (Eds.), Schafft Wissen – Gemeinsames und geteiltes Wissen in Wissenschaft und Technik. Proceedings der 2. Tagung des Nachwuchsnetzwerks „INSIST“, München 2016, SSOAR. PDF
  • Voss, L. (2018). Technologie und Collagekunst. In J. Engelschalt et al. (Eds.), Schafft Wissen – Gemeinsames und geteiltes Wissen in Wissenschaft und Technik. Proceedings der 2. Tagung des Nachwuchsnetzwerks „INSIST“, München 2016, SSOAR. PDF
  • * Griffiths, S., Voss, L. & Röhrbein, F. (2015). Proximity in Industry-Academia Collaborations: The Case of the ECHORD Project. International Journal of Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 71-76. doi: 10.12720/ijmse.3.1.71-76
  • * Griffiths, S., Voss, L. & Röhrbein, F. (2014). Industry-Academia Collaborations in Robotics: Comparing Asia, Europe and North-America. In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2014. doi: 10.1109/ICRA.2014.6906938
  • Röhrbein, F., Griffiths, S. & Voss, L. (2013). On industry-academia collaborations in robotics. Technical Report TUM-I1338. PDF
  • Knoll, A., Röhrbein, F. & Voss, L. (Eds.) (2013). European Robotics Research Institutions. PDF
  • * Stork, S., Voss, L., Schankin, A. & Schubö, A. (2010). Context Information in Guiding Visual Search: The Role of Color and Orientation. In G. Leitner, M. Hitz, & A. Holzinger (Eds.), HCI in Work and Learning, Life and Leisure (pp. 291–304). Springer: Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-16607-5_19
  • Voss, L. (2010). The influence of movement sequence and workpiece order status on manual assembly performance. Dipomarbeit. Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Department Psychologie.