Project

MODKOM

Modular components as Building Blocks for application-specific configurable space robots

Modular components as Building Blocks for application-specific configurable space robots

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For service operations on satellites or the exploration of foreign planets, robotic systems will be of particular interest in the future, as they are relatively inexpensive compared to manned space flight and at the same time flexible enough to react to unforeseen events. So far, however, the solutions developed and used are highly mission-specific and therefore highly specialized. The definition of standards and modules should enable a rapid response to future exploration and service missions. In the project described here the focus is on the technological, mechatronic and software development of modular functional units for reconfigurable and mobile robot systems. The performance of the modules developed in this project will be demonstrated by the realization of a mobile manipulation system. For this purpose, existing functional units that are indispensable for exploration missions will be used within the project and further developed in such a way that an increase of the TRL will take place. If a pool of functional units is available, robotic systems can be reconfigured according to the task based on the modular system.

Partners

Universität Bremen Fachbereich 03 - Mathematik und Informatik Arbeitsgruppe Robotik

Sponsors

Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi)

50RA2107

Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi)

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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz