Former TEAM

The aim of our research group was to comprehensively map the field of “Responsibility and the Internet of Things” and to make new contributions to unanswered questions concerning “ubiquitous responsibility and data platforms”. While responsibility of technical actors has been a recurring theme in science and politics since antiquity, its scope is now expanding. Within the framework of our research, we consider the concept from an ethical-moral and legal point of view as well as with regard to technical feasibility and social impacts.

Team members

Prof. Dr. Bettina Berendt (Principal Investigator)
Prof. Dr. Ina Schieferdecker (Principal Investigator)
Dr. Stefan Ullrich (Group lead)

Hans-Christian Gräfe, LL.M. (Researcher)
Andrea Hamm (Researcher)
Jacob Kröger (Researcher)
Rainer Rehak (Researcher)

Evelyn Adams (Assistant)

Sarah Baumann (Student Assistant)
Ertugrul Can (Student Assistant)
Jorinde Duthweiler (Student Assistant)
Karla Herb (Student Assistant)
Santiago Infantino Moreno (Student Assistant)
Aurelia Kusumastuti (Student Assistant)
Towhidur Rahman Bhuiyan (Student Assistant)
Florian Müller (Student Assistant)


The Research Group “Responsibility and the Internet of Things” was part of the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society – The German Internet Institute. Our host institution was Technische Universität Berlin, Chair Internet and Society.