DLR Robotics and Mechatronics Center (RMC)
Mechatronics is the the highest possible integration of mechanics/optics, electronics and computer science yielding "intelligent mechanisms" and robots, which interact with the environment. Accordingly the technical basis of the DLR`s Robotics and Mechatronics Center (RMC) is the interdisciplinary (virtual) design, optimization and realistic simulation, but of course also the realization of complex mechatronic systems and man-machine-interfaces.
The institute is said to be a worldwide leading institution in applied robotics research with focus on space robotics and technology transfer into industrial and service robotics, surgery, and prosthetics. in addition, the institute is actively involved in aircraft and vehicle simulation, control and design of mechatronic components.
DLR at a glance
DLR is Germany´s national research centre for aeronautics and space. Its extensive research and development work in Aeronautics, Space, Energy, Transport and Security is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. As Germany´s space agency, DLR has been given responsibility for the forward planning and the implementation of the German space programme by the German federal government as well as for the international representation of German interests. Furthermore, Germany’s largest project-management agency is also part of DLR. Approximately 6,900 people are employed at fifteen locations in Germany: Cologne (headquarters), Augsburg, Berlin, Bonn, Braunschweig, Bremen, Goettingen, Hamburg, Lampoldshausen, Neustrelitz, Oberpfaffenhofen, Stade, Stuttgart, Trauen, and Weilheim. DLR also operates offices in Brussels, Paris, and Washington D.C.