Research Assistant

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M.Sc. Jakob Fröhner

Research Interests

  • Evaluating the quality of human-in-the-loop control using the psychological construct of embodiment in a haptic human-machine interaction tasks
  • Assessment of haptic feedback
  • Human behavior modeling and characterization
  • Movement disorder quantification using wearable sensors

Short Biography

  • Since 09/2017: Research assistant at Institute for Information-oriented control, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany.
  • 11/2016 - 8/2017: Research scholarship in the WearHap project at Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics, University of Siena, Siena, Italy.
  • 10/2013 - 3/2016: M.Sc. in Psychology, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany.
  • 10/2010 - 9/2013: B.Sc. in Psychology, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany.

Video: Measuring the quality of human-robot interaction from an user-centric perspective

Open Projects

If you are interested in a topic (for BA, MA, IP, HS, PP, or FP) related to my research interests, please feel free to contact me via email.



  • M. Lang; F.J. Pfister; J. Fröhner; K. Abedinpour; D. Pichler; U. Fietzek; T.T. Um; D. Kulić; S. Endo; S. Hirche: A Multi-layer Gaussian Process for Motor Symptom Estimation in People with Parkinson’s Disease. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 2019 mehr… BibTeX


  • J. Fröhner; P. Beckerle; S. Endo; S. Hirche: An embodiment paradigm in evaluation of human-in-the-loop control. IFAC Conference on Cyber-Physical & Human Systems (CPHS), 2018 mehr… BibTeX
  • S. Endo; F.J. Pfister; J. Fröhner; U. Fietzek; D. Pichler; K. Abedinpour; T.T. Um; D. Kulić; M. Lang; S. Hirche: Dynamics-based estimation of Parkinson's disease severity using Gaussian Processes. Second IFAC Conference on Cyber-Physical & Human Systems, 2018 mehr… BibTeX