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Christopher Gebauer

Ph.D. Student

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About me

I was a Phd student at the Humanoid Robots Lab headed by Maren Bennewitz at the University of Bonn. I received my master's degree in mechanical engineering from the RWTH Aachen University in 2019.

Research Interests

  • Reinforcement learning
  • Robot navigation
  • Learning-based exploration


  • Cognitive Robotics: WS2019/20, WS2020/21
  • Humanoid Robotics: SS2021
  • Lab Humanoid Robotics: WS2020/21, SS2021
  • Seminar Humanoid Robotics: WS2020/21, SS2021
  • Projektgruppe Humanoide Roboter: WS2019/20


  • Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning for Sensor-Based Navigation.
    C. Gebauer and M. Bennewitz.
  • Continuous Robot Navigation in Unknown Environments Using Deep Reinforcement Learning.
    C. Gebauer and M. Bennewitz.
    Workshop on Machine Learning for Motion Planning at ICRA, 2021
  • The Pitfall of More Powerful Autoencoders in Lidar-Based Navigation.
    C. Gebauer and M. Bennewitz.
  • Penalized Bootstrapping for Reinforcement Learning in Robot Control. (PDF)
    C. Gebauer and M. Bennewitz.
    In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (CMLA), 2020.