After successfully completing a master’s degree in psychology at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Arndt Schäfer became an academic assistant at the Institute for Learning and Innovation in Networks (ILIN) in January 2019. During his studies he worked on psychological processes of human-machine-interaction, especially between humans and robots. His work as an academic assistant at the ILIN is characterised above all by his participation in the ProBot project. There, he is involved in the development of new methods of work design which help to exploit the potential of collaborating robots for small and medium-sized companies to the most possible extent.