The Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics will present at ILA Berlin Air Show from 20.05.2014 until 25.05.2014 three exhibits at the DLR booth (booth No. 4301) and the Space Pavillon (booth No. 4000) in hall B4. Further information can be obtained below.
We are looking forward to your visit!
TORO at Space Pavillon
Due to the small support area and the possibility to step over obstacles, legged robots represent an interesting alternative to wheel based systems in many applications. The bipedal humanoid robot TORO (TOrque controlled humanoid RObot) has been developed based on the drive technology of the DLR lightweight arm and provides torque sensing in all joints of the arms and legs. These compliant control approaches enable TORO as opposed to classical position based methods to react sensible to environment forces. In addition to research on bipedal balancing and gait stabilization scientists are also interested in physical interaction using multiple contact points at the arms and legs.
Lightweight Rover Unit (LRU) at Space Pavillon
DEXHAND at DLR Booth
As compact as possible and at the same time lightweight and sensitive – the requirements for robot hands for use in space are challenging. They must be able to withstand harsh conditions such as vacuum, ionising radiation and shock loads. If, in the future, a ground-controlled robotic system should perform tasks on the International Space Station, the robot hands must be human-like – so they can use existing tools and equipment developed for a human hand. The DLR DEXHAND is therefore the size of the gloves worn by the astronauts during spacewalks. For the ease of the operator using the robot hand by telemanipulation – remote operation, there is an especially important requirement – the hand must be intuitive to command in order to achieve a short training time.