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Barbara Kuhnert


Research interests

Social Robotics







Study of Psychology, University of Koblenz-Landau, Diploma in Psychology

Work / Professional Experience


Research assistant at MTO GmbH (Mensch/Technologie/Organisation). Psychological research and consulting in the field of human-machine-interface, usability, user experience, cognitive ergonomics and design.


Research assistant at the Center of Cognitive Science, University of Freiburg.


Scholarship within the SPP1516 „New Frameworks of Rationality“. Research project: “Non-monotonicity, consistency and rationality in human reasoning”.

since 10/2014

Ph.D. - Scholarship from the Graduate School of Robotics, University of Freiburg


Kuhnert, B., Ragni, M., & Lindner, F., (2017) The Gap between Human's Attitute towards Robots in General and Human's Expectation of an Ideal Everyday Life Robot. In Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2017).

Kuhnert, B., Lindner, F., Bentzen, M. M., & Ragni, M. (2017). Perceived Hardness of Moral Dilemmas Depends on Their Causal Structure: Preliminary Results and a Formal Model. In 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (COGSCI2017).

Wächter, L., Kuhnert, B., & Ragni, M. Empathic Humans Punishing an Emotional Virtual Agent.

Ragni, M., Rudenko, A., Kuhnert, B., & Arras, K. O. (2016, August). Errare humanum est: Erroneous robots in human-robot interaction. In Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 2016 25th IEEE International Symposium on (pp. 501-506). IEEE.

Blickle, G., Kuhnert, B., & Rieck, S. (2003). Laufbahnförderung durch ein Unterstützungsnetzwerk: Ein neuer Mentoringansatz und seine empirische Überprüfung. Zeitschrift für Personalpsychologie, 2(3), 118-128.