Wessling Robotics


Wessling Robotics markets a humanoid dexterous robotics hand to customers in sience and industry. A prosthetic applications is underdevelopment.

DLR key technologies
humanoid dexterous robotics hands, DLR-HIT Hand II
date of foundation
• Peter Meusel
• Zhaopeng Chen
• Benedikt Pleintinger
• Hong Liu


Wessling Robotics GmbH was founded in 2013 as a spin off robotics technology firm based DLR. Located in Wessling, Germany, in close proximity to the DLR Robotics and Mechatronics Center, its product focus is on cutting edge technology in advanced dexterous robotic hands. Wessling Robotics’ dexterous hand is based on the industrial design award winning DLR/HIT II hand. The Wessling hand is used by research institutions across Europe for scientific research, as well as industrial partners such as KUKA. In addition to the Wessling hand, Wessling Robotics is also foraying into prosthetic applications, which is currently under development.


  • Hong Liu, K. Wu, Peter Meusel, Nikolaus Seitz, Gerd Hirzinger, M.H. Jin,  und Y.W. Liu, S.W. Fan und Z.P. Chen, "Multisensory Five-Finger Dexterous Hand: The DLR/HIT Hand II", in Proceedings of IROS. IEEE/RSJ 2008 International Conference on Intelligent RObots and System, Nice, France, September 2008. [elib]
  • Hong Liu, Peter Meusel, Gerd Hirzinger, Minghe Jin, Yiwei Liu und Zongwu Xie, "The Modular Multisensory DLR-HIT-Hand: Hardware and Software Architecture. Transactions on Mechatronics", in IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC, pp. 461-469, NJ, USA, August 2008. [elib]
  • Hong Liu, Peter Meusel, Bertram Willberg, Gerd Hirzinger, M.H. Jin, Y.W. Liu, R. Wei, Z.W.Xie und H.G. Cai, "The modular mulitsensory DLR-HIT-hand: Hardware and software architecture", in Proceeding ISR-2006, Joint Conference on Robotics / ROBOTIK 2006, München, Germany, 2006. [elib]