Rydia Weiland

Rydia Weiland

Rydia Weiland

Graduate Research Assistant

Artificial intelligence, social robots, trust in automation, explainable AI

Hello! I'm Rydia, a first year PhD student in the Hemodynamics, Automation, Resilience & Trust lab (HeART) as well as the Applied Psychology and Autonomous Systems lab (ALPHAS). My research interests are everything to do with improving how we interact with robots and technology. In my spare time, I like to swim, play piano/ukulele, read, cosplay, and play video games.


Selected Publications

R. R. Weiland, M. Ji Kim and E. K. Phillips, "The Effect of 3D/VR on the Perception of Robot Humanlikeness *," 2023 Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium (SIEDS), Charlottesville, VA, USA, 2023, pp. 67-71, doi: 10.1109/SIEDS58326.2023.10137841. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/10137841



Courses Taught

PSYC 301-203 Research Methodology Lab


Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in Human Factors & Applied Cognition Psychology and Clinical Psychology from George Mason University

Associates of Science (A.S.) in Psychology from Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale

In the Media

ALPHAS Lab Human-Machine Collaborations Coverage https://www.gmu.edu/news/2023-02/working-improve-human-machine-collaborations