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October 2022
  • Benedikt Kreis joined the lab as PhD student. Welcome!
September 2022
  • Maren Bennewitz was a member of the best paper and best student awards committee at IROS.
July 2021
  • 2 papers accepted at IROS, 2 papers accepted at ECMR, 1 paper accepted at RO-MAN!
  • Kira Bungert was awarded with the Grace Hopper Award by the University of Bonn for promising your researchers for her work on human-robot relations during her Master's thesis. Congratulations!
June 2022
  • Jorge de Heuvel joined the lab as PhD student. Welcome!
May 2021
April 2021
  • Maren Bennewitz is area chair of RSS2021, associate editor of HUMANOIDS21, and PC member and workshop chair of ECMR21.
March 2021
  • Nils Dengler joined the lab as PhD student. Welcome!
February 2021
  • 3 papers accepted at ICRA!
January 2021
  • The professional network Women in Robotics features Maren Bennewitz.
  • Maren Bennewitz will be a member of the awards committee at IROS.
December 2020
  • Our DFG Research Unit Anticipating Human Behavior has been extended for the second phase.
  • Maren Bennewitz will serve as associate editor for the upcoming Humanoids conference and area chair for RSS2021.
October 2020
  • Graduation of Lilli Bruckschen. Congratulations!
  • EU Horizon 2020 project got funded! We're excited to contribute to the new H2020-FETOPEN project entitled "Reconstructing the Past: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Meet Cultural Heritage".
August 2020
June & July 2020
  • We got accepted 2 papers at IROS, 1 at RO-MAN, 1 at HCII, 1 at ECE, and 2 papers at CMLA. Check out our new publications here!
January & February 2020
  • Maren Bennewitz gave presentations about "Robot Navigation in Human Environments" at the Technical University of Darmstadt and the University of Twente.
December 2019
November 2019
  • Tobias Zaenker joined the lab as PhD student. Welcome!
October 2019
  • Our paper Human Motion Prediction Based on Object Interactions has been selected as one of the best papers at the European Conference on Mobile Robots (ECMR), 2019.
  • We have been visiting PAL Robotics and presented our research on Robot Navigation in Human Environments and Robust Methods of Locomotion for Humanoid and Wheeled Robots.
September 2019
  • Christopher Gebauer joined the lab as PhD student. Welcome!
  • Maren Bennewitz will be workshop chair at ECMR21 and awards chair at ICRA23.
June 2019
  • Our robot Naomi introduces the Prime Minister of North Rhine Westphalia Armin Laschet at the Global Media Forum. Watch also this video!
May 2019
  • Maren Bennewitz will be member of the awards committees at ICRA19 and RSS19 and publicity chair at ICRA20.
January 2019
  • Two papers accepted at ICRA.
  • Maren Bennewitz has been elected for the executive board of the Cluster of Excellence PhenoRob.
December 2018
  • Maren Bennewitz will be workshop co-chair of RSS'19 and Humanoids'20.
November 2018
September 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
  • Maren Bennewitz has been elected for the executive board of the Center for Mind Research, University of Bonn.
April 2018
  • Our robot Naomi interacts with children and helps them to clean up. See this video broadcasted by Westdeutscher Rundfunk.
January 2018
September 2017
  • AbdElMoniem Bayoumi and Marcell Missura present our works on "Learning Foresighted People Following under Occlusions" and "The Synchronized Holonomic Model: A Framework for Efficient Motion Generation" at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS).
  • Peter Regier presents our work on "Predicting Travel Time from Path Characteristics for Wheeled Robot Navigation" at the European Conference on Mobile Robotics (ECMR).
August 2017
  • Maren Bennewitz serves as associate editor for ICRA 2018.
  • Maren Bennewitz is part of the excellence committee for the UK Best PhD in Robotics Award, 2018.
May 2017
February 2017
December 2016
  • As a Christmas present, our Research Unit Anticipating Human Behavior got funded!
  • Olivier Stasse, Andrea del Prete, and Maren Bennewitz organize the German-French Conference on Humanoid and Legged Robots (HLR), Toulouse, Dec 5-7.
November 2016
  • Philipp Karkowski presents our paper about Real-Time Footstep Planning in 3D Environments at the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids).
  • Maren Bennewitz joins the IJCAI 2017 Senior Program Committee and also serves as associate editor for ICRA 2017.
October 2016
  • Maren Bennewitz presents her research at iRobot.
August 2016
  • Marcell Missura joins the lab as Postdoc. Welcome!
July 2016
April 2016
  • Successful review meetings of our EU FP7 projects SQUIRREL and ROVINA.
March 2016
  • Maren Bennewitz presents her research at the Kärcher Future Day.
  • Robert Rudolph joins the lab as student assistant. Welcome!
January 2016
  • Three papers accepted at ICRA 2016! One of which appears also in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters.
  • Maren Bennewitz serves as editor for IROS 2016.
August 2015
  • Ibrahim Shareef joins the lab as student assistant. Welcome!
July 2015
  • Maren Bennewitz serves as workshop chair for ICRA 2016.
June 2015
May 2015
  • Maren Bennewitz is a vice rector of the University of Bonn.
  • Maren Bennewitz serves as editor for IROS 2015.
March 2015
February 2015
  • Two papers accepted at ICRA 2015 in Seattle.
January 2015
  • We are looking for motivated student assistants! Please contact us if you are interested in programming the Nao robot.
December 2014
  • We have integration weeks of our EU FP7 projects SQUIRREL in Wien and ROVINA in Bonn.
  • Stefan Oßwald joins the lab. Welcome!
November 2014
  • Our Nao plays autonomously the metallophone. Watch this video
  • Our proposal submitted within the DAAD PROCOPE program has been accepted. We will collaborate with Andrea Cherubini and Abderrahmane Kheddar from the University of Montpellier on visual navigation with humanoids.
October 2014
  • Our Nao cleans up a room autonomously. Watch this video.
  • The research group has been founded. Welcome Peter, Philipp, and Abd El-Moniem!