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António Brandao Moniz

Prof. Dr. António Brandão Moniz

Scientific staff
Research area Innovation processes and impacts of technology
Room: 403
Phone: +49 721 608-24189
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Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Postfach 3640
76021 Karlsruhe


Studies of sociology at ISCTE  - University Institute of Lisbon, until 1980; post-graduation studies on social sciences at University of Azores, in 1983; PhD on sociology at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, in 1992, on processes of technological and organisational changes in the Portuguese manufacturing industry; habilitation, in 2001, at Universidade Nova de Lisboa on Sociology of New Information Technologies.

Professional background

1980-1983 Assistant lecturer at University of Azores, Ponta Delgada
1983-1992 Lecturer at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Faculty of Sciences and Technology)
1992-1999 Assistant Professor at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Faculty of Sciences and Technology)
1999-2001 Associate Professor at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Faculty of Sciences and Technology)
2001-2011 Associate Professor with Habilitation at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Faculty of Sciences and Technology)
since 2011 Senior researcher at ITAS

Current positions

Fields of work

  • Future trends on the usage of autonomous systems in manufacturing industries
  • Scenarios building methods, Delphi survey
  • Robotics Technology Assessment
  • Mobility and transport inter-modalities

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Selected publications

Books and book chapters


Moniz, A. Brandão; Okuwada, K. (Hrsg.)
Technology assessment in Japan and Europe. Karlsruhe: KIT Scientific Publishing 2016
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Moniz, A. Brandão
Robots and Humans as Co-Workers? The Human-Centred Perspective of Work with Autonomous Systems, in Gutmann, Decker and Knifka (eds), Evolutionary Robotics, Organic Computing and Adaptive Ambience, Zurich, LIT, 2015, pp. 147-175

Moniz, A. Brandão
Intuitive interaction between humans and robots in work functions at industrial environments: The role of social robotics. In: Vincent, J.; Taipale, S.; Sapio, B.; Lugano, G.; Fortunati, L. (Hrsg.): Social robots from a human perspective. Heidelberg: Springer 2015, S. 67-76, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-15672-9_6

Moniz, A. Brandão
Organisational challenges of human-robot interaction systems in industry: human resources implications. In: Machado, C.; Davim, J.P. (Hrsg.): Human Resource Management and Technological Challenges. Cham Heidelberg New York u.a.: Springer 2014, S. 123-131, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-02618-3

Moniz, A. Brandão; Krings, B.-J.
Technology assessment approach to human-robot interactions in work environments. In Proceedings of Human System Interaction (HIS) 7th International Conference, Costa de Caparica (Portugal), 2014, IEEE Xplore, pp. 282-289 (DOI: 10.1109/HSI.2014.6860490)

Moniz, A. Brandão
Anthropocentric-based robotic and autonomous systems: Assessment for new organisational options. In: Decker, M.; Gutmann, M. (Hrsg.): Robo- und Informationethics: Some Fundamentals. Zürich, Berlin: LIT 2012, S. 123-157 (Hermeneutik und Anthropologie, Bd. 3)

Articles (peer-reviewed journals)

Moniz, A. Brandão; Krings, B.-J.
Special issue on robots and the work environment. Societies 6(2016)4, open access, DOI: 10.3390/soc6040031
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Moniz, A. Brandão; Krings, B.-J.
Robots working with humans or humans working with robots? Searching for social dimensions in new human-robot interaction in Industry. Societies 6(2016)3, S. 23, open access, DOI: 10.3390/soc6030023
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Moretto, S.; Robinson, D.D.K.; Schippl, J.; Moniz, A. Brandão
Beyond visions: survey to the high-speed train industry. Transportation Research Procedia 14(2016), S. 1839-1846, DOI: 10.1016/j.trpro.2016.05.150
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Böhle, K.; Moniz, A. Brandão
No Countries for Old Technology Assessment? Sketching the Efforts and Opportunities to Establish Parliamentary TA in Spain and Portugal, Technikfolgenabschätzung – Theorie und Praxis, Vol. 24, Iss. 1 (2015) pp. 29-44

Moretto, S.M.; Palma, A.P.; Moniz, A. Brandão
Constructive technology assessment in railway: The case of high-speed train industry. International Journal of Railway Technology 1(2012)3, S. 73-95

Moniz, A. Brandão
Assessing scenarios on the future of work, Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies, IET, vol. 4(4), pages 91-106, November 2008.

List of ITAS publications