A group of young scientists is being set up at the DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics for research into how to deal with failure situations in space assistance robotics in order to build a planetary infrastructure - "Failure and Uncertainty Tolerant Universal Robot Operation" (FUTURO).
Artificial intelligence is the focus of the 5th Knowledge Exchange Workshop on Machine Learning. In Oberpfaffenhofen from December 3 to 5, the agenda includes a keynote address by Friedrich Fraunhofer and numerous talks and scientific tutorials.
On 22 November, the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, together with the association "Women in Tech", organised the first networking event at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen.
On 25 November, the ESA-ISS telerobotics experiment Analog-1 took place using DLR robotic technology: Astronaut Luca Parmitano piloted the European Space Agency (ESA) Interact Rover in a test site similar to the lunar surface in Valkenburg, the Netherlands.
DIH-HERO, the Digital Innovation Hub Healthcare Robotics project funded by the European Commission, has opened its doors for the first brokerage event on October 30th and 31st 2019 and the DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronic is participating as core partner.
Annette Hagengruber is a finalist in the AI Newcomer Competition of the German Informatics Society and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Head of the Institute: Prof. Dr. Alin Albu-Schäffer
The Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics develops a wide array of robots to enable humans to interact more safely and efficiently with their surrounding environments. The robots are designed to act in surroundings inaccessible or dangerous to humans as well as to support humans in everyday life and work.
Our robots mimic and extend upon the manipulation and locomotion capabilities of humans on a functional level. In a more general sense, they perform any tasks of locomotion and interaction with the environment with a wide range of autonomy to suit different tasks. As a key aspect for the usability of robots, we address the interfaces to humans through multimodal human-robot interaction.