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Dr. phil. Benedikt Leichtmann, MSc

Dr. phil. Benedikt Leichtmann studied Psychology in Bachelor and Master 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. He earned his doctorate in Psychology at RWTH Aachen University with his dissertation on the holistic evaluation of socially acceptable human-robot interaction in 2021 under the supervision of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Verena Nitsch.

His research is focused on the human-centered design and evaluation of human-technology interaction including robots and artificial intelligence and the subsequent socially acceptable implementation of such technology in real-world social systems - mainly from a psychological perspective. The goal of his research is to maximize user-acceptance, system performance, usability, and user-wellbeing.

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.