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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
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)

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

Paulos, M.R.; Moniz, A. Brandão
Os trabalhadores do conhecimento num setor tradicional: O caso dos designers do verstuário. Sociologia. Problemas E Práticas (2013)72, S. 103-122, DOI:10.7458/SPP2013722620

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.

Moniz, A. Brandão
Foresight methodologies to understand changes in the labour process. Experience from Portugal, Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies, nº 2, 2006, IET, Monte de Caparica, pp. 105 - 116.

List of ITAS publications