Student Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or similar: Development of an Autonomous, Mobile Robot with a Light-weight Manipulator

Your mission:

The DLR institute for robotics and mechatronics at the site in Oberpfaffenhofen hosts an Europe-wide challenge in the logistics and manipulation field in the context of the Euroc Project ( The goal of this project is to develop competitive solutions to keep the European manufacturing industry’s global leadership in products and services.

In close cooperation with Kuka the Omnirob 3, a mobile system with a lightweight robot manipulator, is developed as the challenge platform. The DLR will set up a team, that will solve the basic problems of the challenge prior to the start of the second stage of the challenge in April 2015. Furthermore the team will assist the challenging teams to administrate and program the mobile robot. For our team we look for motivated working students (no internship) in the following areas:

  • Administration of complex robot systems
  • Assistance with the setup (hard- and software) of a test-mock-up for the challenge
  • Integration and testing of different sensors and actuators
  • Implementation and adaption of system components in the fields
    • Path Planning
    • Computer Vision
    • Manipulation
    • Flow Control
  • Integration of different system components in ROS

Your qualifications:

  • Personal commitment and creativity
  • Studies in natural sciences (Informatics or Electrical Engineering preferred)
  • Basic knowledge in robotics (focus during studies preferred)
  • Willingness to familiarize with complex topics
  • Knowledge in C/C++ and/or Python
  • Knowledge in Linux OS
  • Knowledge in ROS (Robot Operating System) advantageous
  • Knowledge in software versioning (svn, git) advantageous

Your benefits:

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

Student placement


half a year


DLR Oberpfaffenhofen

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DLR-Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics

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Contact person :

Sebastian Brunner

Institute for robotics and mechatronics Tel: +49 8153 28-3583

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