The Robotics and Mechatronics Center (RMC) is a cluster consisting of the Institute of Robotic and Mechatronics (RM) and System Dynamics and Control (SR) at the DLR site in Oberpfaffenhofen and the Institute for Optical Sensor Systems (OS) in Berlin. It is the DLR competence centre for research and technology in the area of robotics, mechatronics, system dynamics, and optical sensorsystems.
The broad expertise of the centre is based on mechatronics. As a key technology of our industrial society, it stands for the highest possible integration of mechanics, optics, electronics, and information technology (software) to create devices ranging from intelligent components to autonomous robotic systems. Accordingly, the work of the RMC is focused on interdisciplinary designs and realistic simulations. Furthermore, the realisation of complex mechatronic systems and human-machine- interfaces as well as their control and intelligent programming comprise major research elements.
The technologies and systems developed in the RMC are primarily applied in the research fields of space robotics, aviation, and transport. The developed technologies have direct effects and applications in other socially relevant fields such as medical technology, factories of the future, and personal robotic assistance. Technology transfer is thus a major objective of the RMC.