Robin Welsch

Robin Welsch

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
T313 Dept. Computer Science
Assistant Professor
Computer Science Professors
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Postal address
Konemiehentie 2 02150 Espoo Finland
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Areas of expertise

113 Computer and information sciences, 515 Psychology, Software engineering, operating systems, man-computer interaction

Honors and awards

Honorable Mention (CHI PLAY 2023)

Awarded for R. Kontio, M. Laattala, R. Welsch and P. Hämäläinen: “I Feel My Abs”: Exploring Non-standing VR Locomotion. In: Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction 7, CHI PLAY, p. 1282–1307, 423.
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Computer Science Jan 2023

Research groups

  • Professorship Welsch Robin, Assistant Professor
  • Computer Science - Engineering Psychology (ENGPSYCH), Assistant Professor
  • Computer Science Professors, Assistant Professor
  • Computer Science - Human-Computer Interaction and Design (HCID), Assistant Professor


A Robot Jumping the Queue: Expectations About Politeness and Power During Conflicts in Everyday Human-Robot Encounters

Franziska Babel, Robin Welsch, Linda Miller, Philipp Hock, Sam Thellman, Tom Ziemke 2024 CHI '24: Proceedings of the 2024 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

The AI Ghostwriter Effect: When Users Do Not Perceive Ownership of AI-Generated Text But Self-Declare as Authors

Fiona Draxler, Anna Werner, Florian Lehmann, Matthias Hoppe, Albrecht Schmidt, Daniel Buschek, Robin Welsch 2024

A Pilot Study Comparing ChatGPT and Google Search in Supporting Visualization Insight Discovery

Chen He, Robin Welsch, Giulio Jacucci 2024 Joint Proceedings of the ACM IUI Workshops 2024, March 18-21, 2024, Greenville, South Carolina, USA

"AI enhances our performance, I have no doubt this one will do the same": The Placebo effect is robust to negative descriptions of AI

Agnes Kloft, Robin Welsch, Thomas Kosch, Steeven Villa 2024 CHI '24: Proceedings of the 2024 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Navigating the Virtual Gaze: Social Anxiety's Role in VR Proxemics

Beatriz Mello, Robin Welsch, Marissa Verbokkem, Pascal Knierim, Martin Johannes Dechant 2024 CHI '24: Proceedings of the 2024 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Feeling the Temperature of the Room : Unobtrusive Thermal Display of Engagement during Group Communication

Luke Haliburton, Svenja Yvonne Schött, Linda Hirsch, Robin Welsch, Albrecht Schmidt 2023

“I Feel My Abs”: Exploring Non-standing VR Locomotion

Reetu Kontio, Markus Laattala, Robin Welsch, Perttu Hämäläinen 2023

A Database for Kitchen Objects : Investigating Danger Perception in the Context of Human-Robot Interaction

Jan Leusmann, Carl Oechsner, Johanna Prinz, Robin Welsch, Sven Mayer 2023

SeatmateVR : Proxemic Cues for Close Bystander-Awareness in Virtual Reality

Jingyi Li, Hyerim Park, Robin Welsch, Sven Mayer, Andreas Butz 2023

The placebo effect of human augmentation : Anticipating cognitive augmentation increases risk-taking behavior

Steeven Villa, Thomas Kosch, Felix Grelka, Albrecht Schmidt, Robin Welsch 2023

Designing a Physiological Loop for the Adaptation of Virtual Human Characters in a Social VR Scenario

Francesco Chiossi, Robin Welsch, Steeven Villa, Lewis L. Chuang, Sven Mayer 2022 2022 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW)

Design of On-body Tactile Displays to Enhance Situation Awareness in Automated Vehicles

Francesco Chiossi, Steeven Villa, Melanie Hauser, Robin Welsch, Lewis Chuang 2022 2022 IEEE 9th International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Virtual Environments for Measurement Systems and Applications (CIVEMSA)

Virtual Reality Adaptation Using Electrodermal Activity to Support the User Experience

Francesco Chiossi, Robin Welsch, Steeven Villa, Lewis Chuang, Sven Mayer 2022

(Don’t) stand by me: How trait psychopathy and NPC emotion influence player perceptions, verbal responses, and movement behaviours in a gaming task

Martin Dechant, Robin Welsch, Julian Frommel, Regan Mandryk 2022 CHI 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Embedded AR Storytelling Supports Active Indexing at Historical Places

Linda Hirsch, Robin Welsch, Beat Rossmy, Andreas Butz 2022 TEI '22: Sixteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction

There Is No First- or Third-Person View in Virtual Reality: Understanding the Perspective Continuum

Matthias Hoppe, Andrea Baumann, Patrick Tamunjoh, Tonja-Katrin Machulla, Paweł W. Woźniak, Albrecht Schmidt, Robin Welsch 2022 CHI 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Proxemics for Human-Agent Interaction in Augmented Reality

Ann Huang, Pascal Knierim, Francesco Chiossi, Lewis Chuang, Robin Welsch 2022 CHI 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

The Placebo Effect of Artificial Intelligence in Human-Computer Interaction

Thomas Kosch, Robin Welsch, Lewis Chuang, Albrecht Schmidt 2022

Adapting to the pandemic

Marlene Wessels, Nariman Utegaliyev, Christoph Bernhard, Robin Welsch, Daniel Oberfeld, Sven Thönes, Christoph von Castell 2022

SaferHome: Interactive Physical and Digital Smart Home Dashboards for Communicating Privacy Assessments to Owners and Bystanders

Maximiliane Windl, Alexander Hiesinger, Robin Welsch, Albrecht Schmidt, Sebastian S. Feger 2022

To See or Not to See

Linda Hirsch, Christina Schneegass, Robin Welsch, Andreas Butz 2021

When Friends Become Strangers

Radiah Rivu, Yumeng Zhou, Robin Welsch, Ville Mäkelä, Florian Alt 2021 Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2021 - 18th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings

The Future of Proxemic Interaction in Smart Factories

Donovan Toure, Robin Welsch, Sven Mayer 2021

Physical distancing and the perception of interpersonal distance in the COVID-19 crisis

Robin Welsch, Marlene Wessels, Christoph Bernhard, Sven Thönes, Christoph von Castell 2021

Test–Retest Reliability and Temporal Agreement of Direct and Indirect Sexual Interest Measures

Robin Welsch, Alexander F. Schmidt, Daniel Turner, Martin Rettenberger 2021

Pipelines Bent, Pipelines Broken: Interdisciplinary Self-Reflection on the Impact of COVID-19 on Current and Future Research (Position Paper)

Priscilla Balestrucci, Katrin Angerbauer, Cristina Morariu, Robin Welsch, Lewis L. Chuang, Daniel Weiskopf, Marc O. Ernst, Michael Sedlmair 2020 2020 IEEE Workshop on Evaluation and Beyond - Methodological Approaches to Visualization (BELIV)

Body image avoidance affects interpersonal distance perception

Robin Welsch, Heiko Hecht, David R. Kolar, Michael Witthöft, Tanja Legenbauer 2020

Interpersonal Distance in the SARS-CoV-2 Crisis

Robin Welsch, Heiko Hecht, Lewis Chuang, Christoph von Castell 2020

Sexual attraction modulates interpersonal distance and approach-avoidance movements towards virtual agents in males

Robin Welsch, Christoph von Castell, Martin Rettenberger, Daniel Turner, Heiko Hecht, Peter Fromberger 2020

The shape of personal space

Heiko Hecht, Robin Welsch, Jana Viehoff, Matthew R. Longo 2019

The anisotropy of personal space

Robin Welsch, Christoph von Castell, Heiko Hecht 2019

Response inhibition and impulsive decision-making in sexual offenders against children

Daniel Turner, Christian Laier, Matthias Brand, Tamara Bockshammer, Robin Welsch, Martin Rettenberger 2018

Cognitive performance and emotion are indifferent to ambient color

Christoph von Castell, Daniela Stelzmann, Daniel Oberfeld, Robin Welsch, Heiko Hecht 2018

Psychopathy and the Regulation of Interpersonal Distance

Robin Welsch, Heiko Hecht, Christoph von Castell 2018