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Peter Regier

Ph.D. Student



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

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Institut für Informatik VI
Endenicher Allee 19A
53115 Bonn










About me

I am 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 University of Duisburg-Essen in 2014.

Research Interests

  • Human-robot-interaction
  • Indoor robot navigation
  • Service robots
  • Educational technology


  • Seminar Humanoid Robots, WS2014/15 till SS2017, SS2018, WS2018/19
  • Lab Humanoid Robots, WS2014/15 till WS2016/17
  • Forschungsmethoden-Medienwissenschaften, SS2017, WS2017/18
  • Lecture Cognitive Robotics WS2017/18, WS2018/19


  • SQUIRREL - Clearing Clutter Bit by Bit (2014-2018)
    • Contributed to a team developing a robot for a toy cleaning scenario
    • Personally developed and integrated a gesture based human-robot-interface
    • Joint development and integration of the navigation system
    • Joint development of a robust user interaction framework in crowded environments
    • Personally developed a 2D-semantic path planner for cluttered environments




Classifying Obstacles and Exploiting Knowledge about Classes for Efficient Humanoid Navigation (Video).
P. Regier, A. Milioto, P. Karkowski, C. Stachniss, and M. Bennewitz.
In: Proceedings of the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), 2018.

Die Maschine als Partner? Verbale und non-verbale Kommunikation mit einem humanoiden Roboter.
C. Thimm, P. Regier, I.C. Cheng, A. Jo, M. Lippemeier, K. Rutkosky, M. Bennewitz, and P. Nehls.
In: Die Maschine: Freund oder Feind? Mensch und Technologie im digitalen Zeitalter. C. Thimm and C.T. Baechle (editors), Springer, 2018.

T.C. Bächle, P. Regier, and M. Bennewitz.
In: Handbuch Historische Technikanthropologie, M. Heßler and K. Liggieri (editors), Nomos, 2018.



Automatic Ranking of Engagement of a Group of Children ``in the Wild'' Using Emotional States and Deep Pose Features.
J. Kim, I. H. Shareef, P. Regier, K. P. Truong, V. Charisi, C. Zaga, M. Bennewitz, G. Englebienne, and V. Evers.
In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Creating Meaning with Robot Assistants: The Gap Left by Smart Devices at the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), 2017.

Predicting Travel Time from Path Characteristics for Wheeled Robot Navigation.
P. Regier, M. Missura, and M. Bennewitz.
In: Proceedings of the European Conference on Mobile Robotics (ECMR), 2017.
Sensor und Sinnlichkeit – Humanoide Roboter als soziale Interfaces und
die Obsoleszenz des Impliziten.
T. C. Bächle, P. Regier, and M. Bennewitz
In: Medien und implizites Wissen. Themenheft der Zeitschrift „Navigationen“, C. Ernst and J. Schröter (editors), 2017.



Foresighted Navigation Through Cluttered Environments.
P. Regier, S. Oßwald, P. Karkowski, and M. Bennewitz.
In: Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2016.