Virtual Robotics Lab

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Die Entwicklung neuer Sensorhard- und -software im ViTOS-Testbed ist der erste Schritt im Lebenszyklus optischer Sensoren. Anschließend werden die einzelnen Hardwarekomponenten gefertigt, getestet und in das umgebende System integriert. Genau hier setzt ViTOS-II an.


The “IntellAct” project is developing a system that can learn through observing assembly tasks demonstrated by people and have robots reproduce these.


The basis for the techniques, components and processes that are to be developed within the framework of INVIRTES (integrated development of complex systems with virtual test beds as the basis of key world models and cutting edge eRobotics concepts) is the further development of cutting edge processes used by eRobotics and in this connection, specifically virtual test beds.


Optical sensors are indispensable in almost all space flight applications. Within the framework of robotic space missions they take on special significance. In this field high-resolution camera images or distance measurements via laser scanners form the basis both for the control of such systems by operators in the tele-operation service from the ground and for (partly) autonomous operation in space.


SELOK investigates how landmarks from a mobile robot dependent on the robot position among others can be captured with newly developed laser scanners from different perspectives and summarized into a local area map.

Virtual Crater

Within the framework of the Virtual Crater project, a test environment was developed which makes it possible to program, test and optimize robotic systems cost effectively in a realistic simulated, lunar crater landscape.


Today’s satellites are mostly monolithic systems without the option of maintenance, upkeep or reconfiguration.


An important issue that arises in the exploration of strange planets by robots that to a large extent act autonomously is being able to determine the absolute position of these systems on the planet.