Visits are currently not possible due to corona protection measures - but we invite all researchers large and small to take a virtual tour of our robotics research laboratories.
Meaningfulness and sustainability can only be achieved through exchange at eye level, was the consensus of a meeting with the Munich Centers for Technology in Society on 27 February.
Cosimo Della Santina received the prestigious Georges Giralt PhD Award for the best doctoral thesis in robotics in Europe, while institute doctoral candidate Marco de Stefano was another of four finalists.
How much do the robots at the DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics know about what they do and why? To find out, Dr Freek Stulp - Head of the Department of Cognitive Robotics - has launched the "Green Button Challenge". Here he reports on his experiences.
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.
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.