Asterix is a highly-mobile rescue robot platform developed in a student project. It is designed for autonomous exploration and mapping in challenging terrain.
The Idefix robot was designed and built as a student project and serves as the "little brother" of Asterix. It was originally intended to be used at WRS 2020 in confined spaces like pipes or ventilation ducts due to its very compact design of just 0.27 m x 0.28 m x 0.27 m.
The Telemax Hybrid by Telerob is used by Team Hector for research of autonomous assistance functions for urban search and rescue robots as part of the German Center for Rescue Robotics.
As an anthropomorphic robot Tiago++ by PAL Robotics can be used as a service or social robot to support humans in areas that cannot be perceived due to resource constraints.
This special small-size robot enables the students to develop algorithms in different fields, e.g., kinematics, control, object detection, navigation, and behavior.
Jasmine is used by Team Hector the robot was designed with a strong focus on autonomous operation.
Atlas is one of the most advanced humanoid robots in the world. It has been granted to our joint Team ViGIR with TORC Robotics and Virginia Tech for development as a rescue robot for humanitarian assistance and relief in disaster-response operations.
Our currently six different humanoid robot prototypes (38 cm – 130 cm high) provide a testbed for research in autonomous biped robots. As one of the youngest member of the humanoid RoboCup team Darmstadt Dribblers (DD), the 55cm tall Bruno (leftmost in figure) is one of the most mature humanoid robots of this size. Bruno and team mates won the RoboCup world championships in 2009 and 2010 and were the first humanoid robots outside Japan to achieve the prestigious Louis Vuitton Best Humanoid Award in 2009.
In a cooperative project we are developing together with our partners an innovative robotic arm. It will have about the same work space and frequency of the human arm.
In the BioBiped project we collaborate with the Locomotion Laboratory of TU Darmstadt. The aim is to develop human-like bipedal robots that are capable of human-like three-dimensional stable standing, walking and running and autonomously selecting different gaits.
A small sized autonomous marine vehicle is being developed. It will be used among others for research in the PhD program Cooperative, Adaptive and Responsive Monitoring in Mixed-Mode Environments.
We have developed a as a versatile, open and modular platform for research and education in autonomous robots.
The 130cm tall “Lara” is the first humanoid robot on two legs being actuated not by electrical motors but by 34 newly developed artificial muscles. Furthermore, Lara exibits a design which at the same time is futuristic and feminine. More details will be provided at www.lara-robot.de.
The wheeled Pioneer robot provides a testbed for research in autonomous navigation and exploration based on multiple sensor fusion.
“Daisy”, the 80cm high humanoid robot prototype, provides a testbed for research in autonomous biped robots. It is a joint research project with the former Control Systems Group at Technische Universität Berlin, where it has been assembled.
Several Lego Mindstorm Robotics Invention kits have been used in the Basic Practical Course in Robotics.