In­sti­tute of Robotics and Mecha­tron­ics

Controlling Rollin´Justin with a tablet computer
Con­trol­ling Justin us­ing a tablet com­put­er
Image 1/3, Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)

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.
Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics
The In­sti­tute of Robotics and Mecha­tron­ics at the DLR site in Oberp­faf­fen­hofen
Image 2/3, Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)

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.
Lightweight robot SARA
Lightweight robot SARA
Image 3/3, Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)

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.

Take a virtual 360° tour through the research laboratories of the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics.

Contact
  • Dr.-Ing. Alin Olimpiu Albu-Schäffer
    Di­rec­tor
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    In­sti­tute of Robotics and Mecha­tron­ics
    Telephone: +49 8153 28-3689
    Fax: +49 8153 28-1847
    Münchener Straße 20
    82234 Oberpfaffenhofen-Weßling
    Contact
  • Markus Grebenstein
    Deputy Di­rec­tor
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    In­sti­tute of Robotics and Mecha­tron­ics
    Telephone: +49 8153 28-1064
    Münchener Straße 20
    82234 Oberpfaffenhofen-Weßling
    Contact
DLR at a glance
{youtube preview image}

The video is disabled for privacy reasons, to prevent the transfer of possibly unwanted data to YouTube. Please click to activate. The video will then play automatically.

DLR at a glance
DLR is the national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, energy, transport and security is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures.
Credit: DLR
Research
Locations and Offices
Oberpfaffenhofen
Infrastructure
  • Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    43

    In­sti­tute of Robotics and Mecha­tron­ics: num­ber of PhD stu­dents (2018)

  • 43
    2017
  • 22
    2016
  • 18
    2015
  • 21
    2014
  • 357,403
    760

    In­sti­tute of Robotics and Mecha­tron­ics: num­ber of pub­li­ca­tions – 47 per­cent of open ac­cess (2014 to 2018)

  • 357,403
    357
    number of publications of open access between 2014 and 2018 (47 Prozent)
  • 357,403
    403
    number of publications of non-open access between 2014 and 2018
  • 80,73
    153

    In­sti­tute of Robotics and Mecha­tron­ics: num­ber of jour­nal con­tri­bu­tions from 2014 to 2018 (48 per­cent of open ac­cess)

  • 80,73
    80
    number of non-open access journal contributions (2014 to 2018)
  • 80,73
    73
    number of open access journal contributions (2014 to 2018)

Cookies help us to provide our services. By using our website you agree that we can use cookies. Read more about our Privacy Policy and visit the following link: Privacy Policy

Main menu