The institute develops robots that enable people to interact with the environment more effectively, efficiently and safely. The robots are intended to work in environments that are inaccessible or dangerous for humans, but also to support and relieve humans during work and everyday life.
Our robots reproduce and extend human manipulation and locomotion capabilities on a functional level. More generally understood, our robots perform any tasks of locomotion and interaction with the environment as autonomously as possible. Central to this is human-robot interaction, which takes place on both a physical and cognitive level.