Benedikt Leichtmann, BSc MSc

Benedikt Leichtmann studied Psychology at Ulm University in Germany and during a semester abroad at North Carolina State University in the United States. After receiving his Master degree, he continued his scientific career in the field of Applied Psychology at the Human Factors Institute at the Bundeswehr University Munich and at the Institute of Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics at RWTH Aachen University.

His research is mainly focused on the human-centered design and evaluation of human-robot interaction and the subsequent socially acceptable implementation of such technology in real-world social systems from a psychological and ergonomic perspective. The goal of his research is to maximize user-acceptance, system performance, usability, and user-wellbeing. Benedikt Leichtmann finally deepened this topic in his doctoral thesis on "Social-psychological aspects of human-robot interaction on multiple levels of analysis" under the supervision of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Verena Nitsch at RWTH Aachen University (in progress).

He joined the LIT Robopsychology Lab as a scientific staff member in December 2020 to continue his psychological research on the interaction between humans and technology.