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Jorge de Heuvel

Ph.D. Student

Jorge de Heuvel

Contact details

Website: www.jorgedeheuvel.com

Email: deheuvel[AT]cs.uni-bonn.de

Phone: +49(0)228 73-54203


Jorge de Heuvel

Rheinische Friedrich-Willhelms-Universität Bonn
Institut für Informatik VI

Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee 8
53115 Bonn






Open Student Projects

Currently, I offer master and bachelor thesis projects around the topics of robot navigation, robot personalization, reinforcement learning and imitation learning. Feel free to contact me via email for further information.

Open Student Assistant Position

Currently, I am looking for a motivated student assistant to support my research projects. Find the job offer here.

About Me

I am a Phd student at the Humanoid Robots Lab headed by Maren Bennewitz at the University of Bonn.

Research Interests

  • Human-aware robot navigation
  • Anticipating human behavior
  • Reinforcement learning

Associated Research Projects


Subgoal-Driven Navigation in Dynamic Environments Using Attention-Based Deep Reinforcement Learning.
J. de Heuvel
, W. Shi, X. Zeng, M. Bennewitz.
ArXiv preprint, submitted for publication.
Video available!

Learning Depth Vision-Based Personalized Robot Navigation From Dynamic Demonstrations in Virtual Reality
J. de Heuvel, N. Corral, B. Kreis, M. Bennewitz
Accepted for publication at IROS 2023, ArXiv preprint.
Video available!

Learning Depth Vision-Based Personalized Robot Navigation Using Latent State Representations.
J. de Heuvel, N. Corral, B. Kreis, and M. Bennewitz.
In: CVPR 2023 Workshop on 3D Vision and Robotics, 2023.
Presentation available!

Learning Personalized Human-Aware Robot Navigation Using Virtual Reality Demonstrations from a User Study.
J. de Heuvel, N. Corral, L. Bruckschen, and M. Bennewitz.
In: Proceedings of the IEEE International on Human & Robot Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 2022.
Presentation available!

Teaching Personalized Robot Navigation through Virtual Reality Demonstrations: A Learning Framework and User Study.
J. de Heuvel, N. Corral, L. Bruckschen, M. Bennewitz
SEANavBench Workshop - ICRA 2022.

Characterizing spreading dynamics of subsampled systems with non-stationary external input.
J. de Heuvel, J. Wilting, M. Becker, V. Priesemann, und J. Zierenberg
Phys. Rev. E 102, 040301(R) (2020). 

Brief CV

since Jun 2021

Humanoid Robots Lab, Institute for Intelligent Systems and Robotics, Bonn, Germany

Research associate & PhD student

Group of Prof. Maren Bennewitz

Jan 2020 - May 2021

Insitute for Atmospheric Science, Mainz, Germany

Research associate in the transregional collaborative research project "Waves To Weather" (SFB/TRR165)

Group of Dr. Michael Riemer

Apr 2018 - Apr 2020

Max-Planck Insitute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen, Germany

Master's thesis project and publication

Group of Dr. Viola Priesemann

May 2019

M.Sc. in Physics, Georg-August-University, Göttingen

Apr 2017 B.Sc. in Physics, Georg-August-University, Göttingen