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M.Sc. Olivia Herzog

Chair of Ergonomics (Prof. Bengler)

Postal address

Boltzmannstr. 15
85747 Garching b. München


Olivia Herzog, M.Sc. joined the Chair of Ergonomics as a research assistant in November 2020. The focus of her work is on human-robot interaction in different contexts (e.g., household, care, industry), as well as the use of virtual reality in research.

Ms. Herzog studied psychology B.Sc. at the University of Regensburg. Subsequently, she completed the interdisciplinary study program Ergonomics - Human Factors Engineering, M.Sc. at the Technical University of Munich, during which she spent a research period at the Schepens Eye Research Institute in Boston. In her master thesis, she investigated the influences of mobile service robot design at a stop for autonomous bus shuttles using virtual reality at the TUMCREATE research platform in Singapore.




  • Herzog, Olivia; Mina, Elisa: Collaborative Robots Can Support Young Adults with Disabilities in Vocational Education and Training. Companion of the 2024 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, ACM, 2024Boulder, CO, USA, 540-544 more…


  • Herzog, Olivia; Boos, Annika; Stockmann, Jan-Niklas Birger; Bengler, Klaus: Perception of a Mobile Service Robot’s Proxemic Behavior and Appearance in Virtual Reality. In: Kurosu, Hashizume (Ed.): Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer Nature Switzerland, 2023 more…
  • Herzog, Olivia; Nertinger, Simone; Wenzel, Katharina Valeska; Naceri, Abdeldjallil; Haddadin, Sami; Bengler, Klaus: Assessing Perceived Discomfort and Proxemic Behavior towards Robots: A Comparative Study between Real and Augmented Reality Presentations. Proceedings of the 32nd IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) 2023, IEEE Xplore, 2023Busan, Korea more…


  • Boos, Annika; Herzog, Olivia; Reinhardt, Jakob; Bengler, Klaus; Zimmermann, Markus: A Compliance--Reactance Framework for Evaluating Human-Robot Interaction. Frontiers in Robotics and AI 9, 2022, 146 more…
  • Herzog, Olivia; Forchhammer, Niklas; Kong, Penny; Maruhn, Philipp; Cornet, Henriette; Frenkler, Fritz: The Influence of Robot Designs on Human Compliance and Emotion: A Virtual Reality Study in the Context of Future Public Transport. ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction 11 (2), 2022, 1-17 more…
  • Herzog, Olivia; Rogner, Katharina: Let Me Introduce Myself – Using Self-Disclosure as a Social Cue for Health Care Robots<sup>*</sup>. 2022 31st IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), IEEE, 2022Neapel, Italien more…