Robotics and Mecha­tron­ics Cen­ter

Building of the Robotics and Mechatronics Center
RMC build­ing
Image 1/4, Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)

RMC building

With space for a to­tal of 300 em­ploy­ees and 80 stu­dents, the build­ing, which was oc­cu­pied in 2015, en­ables close co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the In­sti­tute of Robotics and Mecha­tron­ics and the In­sti­tute of Sys­tem Dy­nam­ics and Con­trol un­der the um­brel­la of the RMC.
Cognitive robot systems in production
Cog­ni­tive robot­ic sys­tems in pro­duc­tion
Image 2/4, Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)

Cognitive robotic systems in production

Flex­i­bil­i­ty in pro­duc­tion can be sig­nif­i­cant­ly im­proved through the use of cog­ni­tive and learn­ing robot­ic sys­tems. Such sys­tems en­able the au­toma­tion of in­di­vid­u­al tai­lor-made prod­ucts as well as the nat­u­ral in­ter­ac­tion with peo­ple in com­mon work ar­eas. The pic­ture shows a sys­tem with two lightweight robot­ic arms for the au­to­mat­ic and flex­i­ble as­sem­bly of com­plex alu­mini­um con­struc­tions, which was de­vel­oped with­in the EU project SMEr­obotics.
RobomObil ROmo
DLR's RObo­MO­bil (RO­MO)
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DLR's ROboMObil (ROMO)

De­vel­oped by DLR, the Robo­Mo­bil (RO­MO) em­bod­ies a two-seater elec­tro-mo­bil­i­ty con­cept de­rived from robotics and plan­e­tary rover tech­nol­o­gy.
DLR Flight Robots: Robotic Technologies for Airborne Applications
DLR Flight Robots: Robot­ic Tech­nolo­gies for Air­borne Ap­pli­ca­tions
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DLR Flight Robots: Robotic Technologies for Airborne Applications

The re­search field of Fly­ing Robotics com­bines sev­er­al ar­eas of the DLR Robotics and Mecha­tron­ics Cen­ter - Aero­nau­tics, Space, Robotics and Op­ti­cal In­for­ma­tion - and thus us­es syn­er­gies in the de­vel­op­ment of robot­ic tech­nolo­gies for au­tonomous, fly­ing plat­forms. The spec­trum of our work ranges from con­trol and sen­sor da­ta pro­cess­ing to mis­sion plan­ning and ex­e­cu­tion.

The Robotics and Mechatronics Center (RMC) is a cluster and DLR’s competence center for research and development in the areas of robotics, mechatronics, and optical systems. Mechatronics is the closest integration of mechanics, electronics and information technology for the realization of “intelligent mechanisms” which interact with their environment.

The core competence of RMC is the interdisciplinary (virtual) design, computer-aided optimization and simulation, as well as implementation of complex mechatronic systems and human-machine interfaces. In the robotics community, the center is considered as one of the world leading institutions. The RMC is located in Berlin-Adlershof and Oberpfaffenhofen and is divided into three institutes: the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, the Institute of System Dynamics and Control, and the Institute of Optical Sensor Systems.

  • Dr.-Ing. Alin Olimpiu Albu-Schäffer
    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
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johann Bals
    Head of the In­sti­tute
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    Sys­tem Dy­nam­ics and Con­trol
    Telephone: +49 8153 28-2433
    Fax: +49 8153 28-44-3883
    Münchener Straße 20
    82234 Weßling
  • Prof.Dr. Heinz-Wilhelm Hübers
    In­sti­tute Di­rec­tor
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    In­sti­tute of Op­ti­cal Sen­sor Sys­tems
    Telephone: +49 30 67055-596
    Fax: +49 30 67055-507
    Rutherfordstraße 2
    12489 Berlin-Adlershof
Locations and Offices
Berlin Oberpfaffenhofen
  • 80,73

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

  • 80,73
    number of non-open access journal contributions (2014 to 2018)
  • 80,73
    number of open access journal contributions (2014 to 2018)
  • 357,403

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

  • 357,403
    number of publications of open access between 2014 and 2018 (47 Prozent)
  • 357,403
    number of publications of non-open access between 2014 and 2018
  • 44,233

    In­sti­tute of Robotics and Mecha­tron­ics: num­ber of em­ploy­ees (2019)

  • 44,233
  • 44,233

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