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Beaming instructions from space: astronaut at the ISS controls robot in Oberpfaffenhofen
25 August 2017
ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli, who is currently on the ISS, was able to use the humanoid robot Rollin' Justin as an intelligent assistant for the first time on 25th August. This technology could potentially be used for repair work by robots on future mars missions.
Off to the moon! ROBEX-conference kicks off at Catania
30 June 2017
On Wednesday, 28th of June 2017 the ROBEX-Alliance conference started in Catania, Sicily. Scientists of the Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics and their DLR-colleagues worked on Mount Etna on a series of experiments as part the analogue moon mission ROBEX since 12th of June. They are presenting their results live at the conference.
Space Symposium 2017 in Colorado Springs
12 April 2017
At the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs from April 3 to 6, 2017, representatives of industry, science and policymaking from around the world discussed the current and future developments in global space travel.
EDAN auf dem Bayern Digital Kongress 2017
4 May 2017
Am 28. April 2017 präsentierte sich der mobile Roboter EDAN (EMG-controlled daily assistant) auf dem Bayern Digital Kongress 2017.
EE Airbag at the Hannover Messe from April 24 to 28, 2017
27 April 2017
Roman Weitschat and Hannes Höppner won the KUKA Innovation Award 2017 with the airbag for robotic end effectors.
Event on December 6, 2016: Space Air Tech / Medical Technology
11 November 2016
The Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) will host the newly launched technology transfer event Space Air Tech / Medical Technology on December 6, 2016. As part of a series initiated all over Europe by the ESA, this event will be organized by the ESA, the Forum MedTech Pharma, the DLR and their partners.
HGF-president visits Oberpfaffenhofen
24 August 2016
Due to the visit of Helmholtz-community's president professor Dr. Otmar Wiestler and Mr. John Lewis, a senate comission member of the Helmholtz-community, at the DLR-site in Oberpfaffenhofen, the institute for robotics and mechatronics presented four different research systems
AUTOMATICA 2016 (June 21-24, 2016)
16 June 2016
Again this year, the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) is presenting its work at Automatica. The international trade fair for smart automation and robotics is being held for the seventh time in Munich. Take advantage of the opportunity during the fair days and find out for yourself about the innovations and further developments our research teams have accomplished in recent years. This year at Automatica we are presenting the following exhibits in Hall B4, Booth 502.
Autonomous landing at full speed
18 January 2016
An unmanned, electric, autonomous aircraft travelling at 75 kilometres per hour lands gently on the roof of a moving car. For the first time, researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) have successfully demonstrated a technique
Flying robots inspect and service robots
29. Februar 2016
Mobile inspection robots creep over pipelines on magnetic wheels and use special sensors to detect critical spots: what sounds futuristic is already reality. Yet when these robots need to be maintained and inspected, until now the only resort was humans.
"Tele-handshake" between ISS and Earth
21 December 2016
A simple gesture of greeting and yet extraordinary: a handshake between an astronaut on the International Space Station and scientists at the German Aerospace Center (DLR).
Success of the RMExplores! Team at SpaceBot Camp 2015
3 December 2016
The Team RMexplores! of the Robotics and Mechatronics Center (RMC) participated in the SpaceBot Camp 2015 with great success. Organized by the DLR Space Administration, the Spacebot Camp posed a challenging task [...]
The ROboMObil at the IAA 2015 in Frankfurt
9 September 2015
The ROboMObil will be on display at the DEKRA Booth during the press and trade visitor days of the IAA from 14.09-18.09 in hall 8/booth 24. [...]
Kontur-2: Accuracy and dexterity are required
25 August 2015
On Tuesday afternoon, cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko concentrated fully to move the Kontur-2-Joystick on the International Space Station and feel the contact forces of the robot on the ground.
Kontur-2: Two orbits for new experiments
21 August 2015
Early Friday evening, the Kontur-2-team and the cosmonaut on the International Space Station were able to successfully conduct more tests with the Joystick.
ISS Telepresence Experiments
18 August 2015
Following the arrival in the ISS of the Kontur-2 joystick and its successful commissioning on August 1, the Kontur-2 project team is now looking forward to the first telepresence experiments by the cosmonauts on early Tuesday evening.
TORO at the cabinet meeting of the Bavarian state government in St. Quirin
5 August 2015
The cabinet meeting on July 20, 2015 in St. Quirin on Lake Tegernsee focused on the BAYERN DIGITAL work program.
Professor Hirzinger awarded the Maximillian Order
1 December 2014
On November 26, 2014 at the Munich residence of Minister-President Seehofer, Professor Gerd Hirzinger was awarded the Maximilian Order.
Impressions from ILA 2014
30 May 2014
At the Space Pavillon along with the exhibition of TORO, the Lightweight Rover LRU was also on display: On Wednesday, an already existing memorandum of understanding in the field of space robotics has been renewed for another three years.
Impressions from interpack 2014
30 May 2014
The interpack took place in Dusseldorf from 8th to 14th Mai 2014. There, the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics presented the Assistive Workbench.
30 May 2014
The Robotics and Mechatronics Center (RMC) is also showing new research results and developments at Automatica this year.
TU Munich/DLR team is RoboCup runner-up world champion
12 May 2014
The Bavarian Bending Units team of TU Munich and the DLR attained the title of runner-up world champion in the Logistics League at the RoboCup World Championship of 2014 in Brazil.
RoboCup Best Paper Award for Korbinian Schmid and the Multicopter group
8 November 2013
Korbinian Schmid and his colleagues Teodor Tomic, Felix Ruess, Heiko Hirschmüller and Michael Suppa won the RoboCup Best Paper Award for their paper “Stereo Vision-Based Indoor/Outdoor Navigation for Flying Robots” at the 2013 IROS Conference.
ATV Albert Einstein In-Flight-Call Event
20 September 2013
On October 24, the German Aerospace Center, together with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM), is holding an in-flight call at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ). The ESA astronaut, Luca Parmitano, who was the first Italian to conduct extravehicular activity in space on July 9, 2013, will connect to the LRZ live via video link from the International Space Station ISS.
3 April 2013
Robots: Man's best friend? Robots have been part of our daily lives for a long time. Who hasn’t thought about purchasing a robotic vacuum cleaner? Industrial robots have also been an integral part of our regular production processes for more than 30 years, even if they are only able to repeat the same actions endlessly.
22 May 2012
Again this year, the Robotics and Mechatronics Center (RMC) will be exhibiting at Automatica. Brand new research results and developments from automation and robotics, technological trends and the robotic systems of tomorrow can be experienced by professional visitors to the RMC booth.
Bundeskanzlerin Merkel with DLR bionics
23 April 2012
Chancellor Angela Merkel viewed the latest results of the DLR’s bionics research at the Hannover Messe. A short report.
5 June 2008
At the 2008 Automatica, which has taken place in Munich from June 10 to 13, we displayed many of our research results.
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