IEEE World Haptics 2017

Technical tour

  • Start: in the evening, more detailed info will follow => Start shuttle on car park of conference venue  to DLR 16:45
  • Labtour at DLR from 17:30-19:30
  • Shuttle back to conference venue, End at Event Forum Fürstenfeldbruck: 20:15
  • Duration incl. shuttles: approx. 3,5 h

Limited to 100 Persons

Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics (RM)

The technical tour for the World Haptics 2017 will take place at the Robotics and Mechatronics Center of the German Aerospace Center / Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. (DLR).


Society and industry can no longer be imagined without robotics. Faster and more reliable robots are not only used in industrial production to maintain international competitiveness. Robots with safe and easy handling are also required in fields where humans are to be protected against special hazardous situations, like, for example, in space flight or rescue missions in a disaster situation. Also in everyday life, robots are considered an important relief, especially for elderly, sick, or handicapped persons.
The institute’s long-term objective is based on the idea of relieving human beings from inhuman and dangerous tasks and enabling access to hitherto inaccessible areas. Moreover, we aim at providing reliable assistance to people supporting them in everyday life. Three visionary space scenarios are the starting point for research: the development of orbital service satellites capable of performing maintenance work in space either autonomously or remote-controlled, the robonaut as robotic assistant for astronauts for establishing infrastructures in space, and autonomously flying, driving and walking robot systems for the exploration of remote planets. In interdisciplinary teams, robot systems are developed that constantly set new standards in international robotics research. Research has extended from mechanics and control technology as the initial focal points to perception by cameras, force and distance sensors as well as intelligent and autonomous motion and task planning. The DLR lightweight robot LWR and the minimally invasive surgery system MIRO are outstanding examples for the technology transfer potential of these developments.


See for more information on the Robotics and Mechatronics Center.