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The Compliant Assistance and Exploration SpAce Robot (CAESAR) is DLR’s consistent continuation in the development of force/torque controlled robot systems. It is designed for a variety of on-orbit services.
The experiences of the DLR Hand II and David allowed us to develop a space qualified Hand for the ESA. Built to withstand the harsh environment in space it could help to repair defect satellites.
The Lightweight Rover Unit (LRU) is the prototype of a mobile robot for exploration of unknown, impassable and hard to access terrain. The research work on semi-autonomy serves as preparation for future planetary exploration missions and terrestrial disaster operations.
MASCOT (mobile asteroid surface scout) is an asteroid lander that was developed as the DLR contribution to JAXA's Hayabusa-II mission.
Das OOS-SIM (On-orbit servicing simulator) ist ein Simulator für Montage-, Wartungs- und Instandhaltungsarbeiten an Satelliten, die sich in einer Umlaufbahn um die Erde befinden. Zwei große Industrieroboter halten die Wartungseinheit und den Satelliten und simulieren deren Schwerelosigkeit.
Space-qualified force-feedback joystick
Since July 2015 on-board of the ISS
Intermediate step towards full telemanipulation of robots on planetary surface
The robotic arm ROKVISS was used to test telepresence control concepts as well as the reliability of its highly developed joint electronics. The system was first put into operation in 2005 on the International Space Station (ISS).
The Spacehand is a space qualified robotic hand, designed for long term operation in Geosynchronous Orbit. It is the further development of the DLR DEXHAND. The Spacehand is currently part of the Phoenix mission led by the DARPA and targets a flight in the vicinity of 2020.
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