DLR's advanced robotic technology for future lunar missions

Beginn : 17. Januar 2024, 13:30 Uhr
Ende : 17. Januar 2024, 15:00 Uhr
Bremen Human Space Exploration Seminar
Guest: Dr. Armin Wedler

Head of Planetary Exploration, DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, Oberpfaffenhofen


The talk gives an overview of past, present and future DLR activities towards highly autonomous systems for scientific missions to the Moon and other planets and shows how developments in space can be used successfully in the service of humanity on Earth. The legacy of the Mobile Asteroid Scout (MASCOT), jointly developed by DLR and CNES and deployed by the JAXA spacecraft Hayabusa2 on the asteroid Ryugu on 3 October 2018, inspired the development of novel core technologies for higher efficiency in planetary exploration. Together with the findings from the ROBEX project (2012-2017), these experiences will shape future steps towards more complex space missions. These include the development of a mobile rover for JAXA's Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) in 2024.

Dr. Armin Wedler is Head of Planetary Exploration at DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics,  studied mechanical engineering and robotics and has a doctorate on "Adaptive passive compliant systems for use in robotics" from the University of Hannover. He works at DLR since 2008. Within his work, Mr. Wedler aims to support sustainable technologies for humanity, including the use of robots in crisis regions, food supply chains and agriculture to combat climate change and improve food production. With the coordination of the AHEAD (autonomous humanitarian emergency aid devices) Project within (DLR). At the HGF funded iFOODis project (2023-2027), he will focus the work on intelligent robotic systems to increase sustainability of food cycles.


Bremen Human Space Exploration Seminar

The seminar takes place one Wednesday of the month at 13:30 CET/CEST online via zoom and consists of a 40-minute talk followed by a 40-minute discussion.

The zoom link for the meeting will be send via email to all registered members of the space-exploration mailing list. You can register here.

Armin Wedler