Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics

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.
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.
Lightweight robot 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.

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
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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.
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Forschung
Locations and Offices
Oberpfaffenhofen
Infrastructure
Facts / Institutes
  • Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    43

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

  • 43
    2017
  • 22
    2016
  • 18
    2015
  • 21
    2014
Facts / Institutes
  • 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
Facts / Institutes
  • 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)

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