Sex and gender dimension in research: Robotics [2021-04-22]


22 April 2021


09:00-12:00 (Brussels time)




0,5 day

Learning Objectives

  • Providing an overview on gender and sex aspects in research topics focusing on Robotics
  • Help to understand the concepts of gender and gender mainstreaming and their relevance for research – focusing on Robotics
  • Sensitize on the importance of including the gender dimension into research projects and designing more gender sensitive projects
  • Provide practical strategies to implement a gender approach in research


Target Group

  • Researchers at universities and private companies focusing on Robotics & related engineering fields
  • Research team leaders
  • Research coordinators at RPOs and RFOs
  • Research officers / research advisors / people in charge of supporting research projects
  • People in charge of the valorisation /dissemination of research outputs
  • Officers at research and transfer support units at universities




Katta Spiel

Hertha Firnberg Scholar || TU Wien

Currently, I am a FWF Hertha-Firnberg scholar at the HCI Group of TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology), where I work on my individual project entitled “Exceptional Norms: Marginalised Bodies in Interaction Design”. Additionally, I teach the lecture on “Methodological Approaches” in the interdisciplinary Master’s curriculum in Gender Studies at the University of Vienna. Before that, I researched the attitudes, desires and interests of neurodivergent youth concerning play with digital games in collaboration with Kathrin Gerling and Fares Kayali and was part of the FWF-funded projects Social Play Technologies and OutsideTheBox, both at TU Wien. There, I investigated the experiences of autistic children in technological contexts, moving away from empathy and developed a concept for Participatory Evaluation. Both my bachelor degrees in Media Culture (B.A.) and Media Systems (B.Sc.) as well as my Master’s degree in Computer Science and Media (M.Sc.), I have acquired at Bauhaus Universität Weimar.

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