The technological base of the Robotics and Mechatronics Centre (RMC), located in Oberpfaffenhofen and Berlin, is mechatronics – the highest possible integration of mechanics, optics, electronics and computer science to create “intelligent mechanisms”. One of the key goals is the development of multi-sensor robonauts moving autonomously or by remote control from a ground station. With its two arms and four-fingered hands, DLR’s servicing robot JUSTIN, for example, is capable of executing complex grabbing and moving sequences. Further applications of lightweight robots developed at the institute can be found in the medical field as well as in support of industrial production processes. In the field of space exploration, it is about highly autonomous rovers for the exploration of moons and planets.
The Center is also intensively developing mechatronic systems and innovative control concepts in vehicle and aircraft engineering. In close relation with the work on intelligent and cognitive robotic control, the development of flying robots as well as the fusion between robotics and electric mobility (ROBOMOBIL) are being advanced.
Business activityInnovative robotic systems,
system dynamics and control engineering, optical information systems,
perception and cognition, autonomy
and remote programming, mechatronic components and systems