Living science

A four-wheel helper

I get Justin in shape for Earth and space

In the future, service robots like Rollin’ Justin could take difficult or dangerous work off our hands. I develop software on a high abstraction level that allows Justin to assist in professional care or in repairing spacecraft. First, I program new tasks in a simulation and test them on the model so that they can be transferred to the robot at a later stage. Justin moves across many degrees of freedom simultaneously. Simulations are not enough, as the forces to which he is exposed can lead to unpredictable instability. This is why I conduct regular test campaigns lasting several weeks.

I am thrilled

to be working here with one-of-a-kind machines that are not found elsewhere. In addition, work at DLR is forward looking and long term – ultimately, we are conducting research into things that still do not exist!

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DLR-Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics

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