Head of Department: Prof. Dr. Alin Albu-Schäffer
The Department of Autonomy and Teleoperation works on the planning and execution of movements on multi-arm robotic systems with many degrees of freedom. The field of interest varies from simple motion primitives to the execution of complex manipulation tasks with robotic arms and hands.Fundamental techniques for programming and controlling robot motions on flexible, efficient and distributed computing platforms under hard real-time conditions are also investigated
Research topics include
To increase the autonomy of robotic systems we investigate techniques to generate robot control programs from logical task descriptions. The DLR Rollin Justin is one of the main demonstration platforms for these tasks. To reach this goal, classes of basic robot operation have to be identified on different levels of abstraction, which allow automatic task and situation dependent parameterisation. Weuse model based techniques as well as programming by demonstration on the real robot or in virtual reality to build up representations of the environment where reasoning and decisions on the next operation can be autonomously done by the robotic system.