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.