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Benedikt Kreis

Ph.D. Student

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Email : kreis_at_cs.uni-bonn.de
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Phone : +49 (0) 228 73-54203

Benedikt Kreis

Rheinische Friedrich-Willhelms-Universität Bonn
Institut für Informatik VI

Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee 8

53115 Bonn

About Me

I am a Ph.D. student at the Humanoid Robots Lab headed by Maren Bennewitz at the University of Bonn. I received my master's degree in Mechatronics from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2020.


since 10.2021
Ph.D. Student
Humanoid Robots Lab
04.2020 - 09.2021
IT Software Engineering Lead
Siemens Logistics GmbH

10.2017 - 01.2020

Master in Mechatronics (M.Sc.)
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

04.2016 - 03.2020

Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics GmbH

10.2012 - 03.2016
Bachelor in Mechatronics Trinational (B.Sc., B.Eng., Licence)
  • Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW)
  • University of Applied Sciences and Arts Nortwestern Switzerland (FHNW)
  • University of Upper Alsace (UHA)
  • Unitec Institute of Technology (exchange semester) 

Research Interests

  • Object manipulation (robotic arms and hands, motion planning)
  • Computer vision (object detection, pose estimation)
  • Machine learning (especially reinforcement learning)

Associated Research Project

Available Bachelor/Master Thesis Topics

  • Object manipulation of sensitive, archaeological fragments using an industrial robot arm
  • Object detection and pose estimation of archaeological fragments
  • Assembly order determination of 3D puzzles


  • Lab Humanoid Robots (SS2022 - WS2023/24)
  • Seminar Humanoid Robots (SS2022 - WS2023/24)
  • Project Group Humanoid Robots (SS2022 - WS2023/24)


Reactive Correction of Object Placement Errors for Robotic Arrangement Tasks.
B. Kreis
, R. Menon, B. K. Adinarayan, J. de Heuvel and M. Bennewitz.
ArXiv preprint, accepted at the International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS), 2023.
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 the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2023, ArXiv preprint.
Video available!

Aerial Grasping and Transport Using an Unmanned Aircraft (UA) Equipped with an Industrial Suction Gripper.
M. Lieret, B. Kreis, C. Hofmann, M. Zwingel and J. Franke.
In: Annals of Scientific Society for Assembly, Handling and Industrial Robotics 2021.