Michael Herzog

Michael Herzog

  • Engler-Bunte-Ring 15
    76131 Karlsruhe

Consultation hour

During the semester: Wednesdays, 8.30 – 9.30 am, please email me before.

During the semester break: To schedule an appointment, please email me.


Herzog, M.; Berger, D. J.; Russo, M.; d’Avella, A.; Stein, T. (2023). Muscle synergies in force field adaptation and spatial transfer. 14th Progress in Motor Control (PMC 2023), Rome, Italy, September 27–30, 2023. 
Herzog, M.; Krafft, F. C.; Stetter, B. J.; d’Avella, A.; Sloot, L. H.; Stein, T. (2023). Rollator usage lets young individuals switch movement strategies in sit-to-stand and stand-to-sit tasks. Scientific reports, 13 (1), Art.-Nr.: 16901. doi:10.1038/s41598-023-43401-6Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Möller, T.; Krell-Rösch, J.; Herzog, M.; Beyerlein, M.; Barisch-Fritz, B.; Stein, T.; Woll, A. (2023). Exoskelette zur Gleichgewichtsdiagnose bei Älteren – Kritische Reflektion über Hindernisse und Chancen. 26. Sportwissenschaftlicher Hochschultag der Deutschen Vereinigung für Sportwissenschaft (DVS-Hochschultag 2023), Bochum, Germany, September 20–22, 2023. 
Möller, T.; Krell-Rösch, J.; Herzog, M.; Beyerlein, M.; Marquardt, C.; Dezman, M.; Barisch-Fritz, B.; Mombaur, K.; Asfour, T.; Stein, T.; Woll, A. (2023). Exoskeletons for human motor performance assessment in older adults – Critical reflection on challenges and solutions. Transforming towards a sustainable society - challenges and solutions (2023), Karlsruhe, Germany, October 11–13, 2023. 
Riedel, N.; Herzog, M.; Stein, T.; Deml, B. (2023). Effects of modified leg mechanics on cognitive performance and workload during dual-task walking. Proceedings Conference Liverpool 2023 : Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter Annual Meeting in Liverpool, UK, 2023. Ed.: D. Waard. 
Helmstetter, S.; Sutschet, S.; Spengler, C.; Möhler, F.; Herzog, M.; Stein, T.; Matthiesen, S. (2022). Parametric Scaling of a Lower Limb Model According to Body Height in OpenSim. Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies (IHIET 2022): Artificial Intelligence and Future Applications, 45–53. doi:10.54941/ahfe1002711Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Herzog, M.; Krafft, F. C.; Sloot, L.; Stein, T. (2022). Increased rollator handle support requires more complex muscle coordination when standing up [in press]. ISPGR World Congress (2022), Montreal, Canada, July 3–7, 2022. 
Herzog, M.; Focke, A.; Maurus, P.; Thürer, B.; Stein, T. (2021). State-space model reflects contextual interference effect in force field adaptation. 30th Neural Control of Movement (NCM 2021), Online, April 20–22, 2021. 
Krafft, F. C.; Wittlinger, P.; Herzog, M.; Stein, T.; Sloot, L. (2021). Unraveling human-rollator-interaction using a robot rollator simulator device. 28. Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics and Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics (ISB/ASB 2021), Online, July 25–29, 2021. 
Stetter, B.; Herzog, M.; Moehler, F.; Sell, S.; Stein Thorsten. (2019). Eine vergleichende Analyse modularer Kontrollstrategien bei unterschiedlichen alltagsrelevanten Lokomotionsaufgaben. Sport im öffentlichen Raum : 24. dvs-Hochschultag, Berlin, 18.-20. September 2019 : Abstracts. Hrsg.: A. Arampatzis, Feldhaus. 
Stetter, B.; Herzog, M.; Sell, S.; Stein, T. (2019). Similarities in modular control structures across varying locomotion tasks. Book of Abstracts of the 27th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB2019) and 43rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB2019), Calgary, Canada, Juli 31 - August 4, 2019, Calgary. 

Research interests

  • Motor adaptation
  • Muscle synergies

Research projects

  • HEiKA: Keep moving: unraveling the effects of rollator assistance on movement in older adults using a robotic rollator simulator
  • Jubot - Young at heart with robots: versatile assistence robotics for managing everyday life


  • Fundamentals in swimming
  • Advanced seminar Theoretical fields of natural sciences (Bachelor) (with Prof. Stein and Ms. Fadillioglu)
  • Lecture Neuromechanics: Motor Control and Biomechanics of Human Movements (Master) (with Prof. Stein and Dr. Stetter)


12/2023  01/2024 Visiting researcher with Prof. Dr. A. d’Avella, Laboratory of Neuromotor Physiology, IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy
Since 2020 Research assistant and PhD student
2019 Double-degree informatics (M.Sc.) and sports science (B.A.) at KIT
2017 2018 Semester abroad at École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées ParisTech, France
2016 2017 Semester abroad at North Carolina State University, USA
2015 B.Sc. informatics at KIT


Prizes and grants

  • DAAD grant for a research stay in Rome (2023/24)
  • DAAD grant for participation in "Progress in Motor Control" congress (2023)


  • Member of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement (NCM)
  • Member of the International Society of Posture and Gait Research (ISPGR)
  • Member of the International Society of Motor Control (ISMC)