Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics

Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics
The Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics at the DLR site in Oberpfaffenhofen
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The Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics at the DLR site in Oberpfaffenhofen

Our robots are designed to replicate and extend human manipulation and locomotion capabilities. More generally, our robots perform all tasks of locomotion and interaction with the environment as autonomously as possible. Central to this is the human-robot interaction, which takes place on both a physical and a cognitive level.

Controlling Rollin´Justin with a tablet computer
Controlling Justin using a tablet computer
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Controlling Justin using a tablet computer

The humanoid robot Rollin' Justin is a platform for research in service robotics. Areas of application for the system are, in particular, household work and assisting astronauts in space.

Leichtbauroboter SARA
Lightweight robot SARA
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Lightweight robot SARA

The lightweight robot SARA demonstrates novel functionalities in force controlled robotics for smooth human-robot collaboration. Industry 4.0 applications are thereby more efficient, cost-effective and safer.

The Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics develops a wide array of robots to enable humans to interact more safely and efficiently with their surrounding environments. The robots are designed to act in surroundings inaccessible or dangerous to humans as well as to support humans in everyday life and work.

Our robots mimic and extend upon the manipulation and locomotion capabilities of humans on a functional level. In a more general sense, they perform any tasks of locomotion and interaction with the environment with a wide range of autonomy to suit different tasks. As a key aspect for the usability of robots, we address the interfaces to humans through multimodal human-robot interaction.

Contact
  • Dr.-Ing. Alin Olimpiu Albu-Schäffer
    German Aerospace Center (DLR)
    Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, Robotic Systems
    Telephone: +49 8153 28-3689
    Fax: +49 8153 28-1847
     
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Oberpfaffenhofen

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