Jan Behrens

Jan Behrens

Junior Research Scientist & PhD Candidate

Robotics and Machine Perception Group

Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics, and Cybernetics (CIIRC)

Welcome to my webpage! My name is Jan Behrens and I am a Junior Researcher at the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics, and Cybernetics, CTU in Prague (CIIRC CTU) and work on the Robotics for Industry 4.0 project. Before, I followed the Industrial Doctorate Program in the Corporate Research sector at Robert Bosch GmbH. I received a M.Sc. in Automation Engineering in 2015 and a B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from RWTH Aachen University in 2013. My main research interests are Hybrid Planning, Integrated Task and Motion Planning, Constraint Optimization, Optimal Control, Dual-Arm Manipulation, and Industrial Manufacturing. You can donwload my CV here.


Journal Papers

J.K. Behrens, K. Štepanová, R. Lange, R. Škoviera. Specifying Dual-Arm Robot Planning Problems through Natural Language and Demonstration. IEEE RA-L journal with ICRA2019 option, 2019.
[IEEE XPLORE][website]

Conference Papers

J. K. Behrens, Michal Nazarczuk, Karla Stepanova, Matej Hoffmann, Yiannis Demiris, and Krystian Mikolajczyk, “Embodied Reasoning for Discovering Object Properties via Manipulation,” to appear in 2021 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Xi’an China, May 2021.
J. K. Behrens, K. Stepanova, and R. Babuska, “Simultaneous task allocation and motion scheduling for complex tasks executed by multiple robots,” in 2020 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Paris, May 2020.

Svarny, P.; Tesar, M.; Behrens, J. K. & Hoffmann, M. (2019), Safe physical HRI: Toward a unified treatment of speed and separation monitoring together with power and force limiting, in ‘ IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2019’. 
[IEEE XPLORE][arxiv][youtube video]

Jan Kristof Behrens, Ralph Lange, and Masoumeh Mansouri: A Constraint Programming Approach to Simultaneous Task Allocation and Motion Scheduling for Industrial Dual-Arm Manipulation Tasks.
In Proc. of ICRA ’19. Montreal. May 2019.
[IEEE XPLORE][arxiv]

Workshop Papers

Jan Kristof Behrens, Ralph Lange, and Michael Beetz: CSP-Based Integrated Task & Motion Planning for Assembly Robots. In Proc. of ICRA ’17 Workshop on AI Planning and Robotics: Challenges and Methods. Singapore. May 2017.

Student Works


Bachelor thesis: Kartendatenbasierte Längssteuerung eines KFZ zur energetischen Optimierung des Fahrverhaltens(German)


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