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Institut für Robotik und Mechatronik: Dr. -Ing. Armin Wedler

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Dr. -Ing. Armin Wedler

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
Institut für Robotik und Mechatronik
Analyse und Regelung komplexer Robotersysteme
Oberpfaffenhofen
Münchener Str. 20
82234 Weßling

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Date of Birth:  20 May 1974 in Hanover

Dr. Armin Wedler (male) received his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor in Robotics from Leibniz University of Hanover in 2004 and his PhD on “Adaptive passive compliant systems for use in robotics” in 2010. Starting in 2006, he worked for Leibniz University of Hanover until he joined DLR-RM in 2008. Since then, he has been focusing on the design and development of advanced space robotics, planetary exploration and mobile systems. He has worked as project manager, technical manager and member of project teams for numerous industrial and scientific robotic projects including ExoMars, DEXHAND , MPE, NLL, TeaM, MOREX and ROBEX where he has become the representative spokesperson of the project (since 2014). Furthermore more Mr. Wedler is active in the ISECG group (since 2014) and coordinator of the DLR-RMC internal groups for mobile robots (since 2015) and for the planetary exploration group (since 2014).

Employment History

01/2008 – Present:  German Space Agency (DLR), Munich, Germany
Position:  Research scientist in the department of “Mechatronic Components and Systems” (space robot and mobility group), Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics (RM)

02/2006 - 12/2007: University of Hanover (LUH), Hanover, Germany
Position: Research scientist in the department of “Machine Structures”, Institute of Production Engineering and Machine Tools (IFW)

Education

12/2010: University of Hanover, (LUH)  Hanover , Germany
Doctor Ingenieur (Dr.-Ing.); Grade: “Very Good”

10/2004: University of Hanover, (LUH)  Hanover, Germany
Diploma Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Major: Mechatronics (Dipl.-Ing.); Grade “Good”
Thesis performed at ESTEC / TEC-MMA (05/2004-10/2004)

06/2004: University of Hanover, (LUH)  Hanover, Germany
Bachelor of Science: Mechanical Engineering (B.Sc.); Grade: “Good”

Field of Interest:

  • System design of mobile robots
  • Mechanical and mechatronic design for space applications
  • Drive and actuator systems for robots
  • Design of locomotion sub systems for mobile rover
  • Design of legged mobility for robots

Functions:

Projects:

  • 2008 – 2010: EXOMARS -Exobiology on Mars
    • Mechanical design of the drive train system for the exomars rover
    • Development of a bevel gear steering and drive unit for the exomars rover
  • 2010 -2013: DEXHAND - Dextrous Robotic Hand
    • Mechanical design of the hand
    • System Engineer 
  • 2012 – 2014: MPE - Mobile Payload Element , Payload Study for the ESA Lunar Lander
    • Project leader for the DLR-RM developments of the MPE, locomotion subsystem and autonomous payload element
    • Design of the locomotion subsystem
    • Design of the drivetrain for the mobility system
  • 2013 – 2015: TeaM, Technology Development for autonomous Moon missions
    • Development of key technologies for autonomous Moon missions
    • Development of the Locomotion Subsystem for the LRU
  • 2013 – 2016: LRU – Lunar-Rover-Unit
    • Project leader
    • System Engineer
    • Mechanical Design of the Locomotion Sub System
  • 2013 – now: ROBEX - Robotic Exploration of Extreme Environments - Helmholtz-Alliance
    • Representative spokesperson of ROBEX
    • Topic responsible for the research topic 3000 – robotic developments
    • Development of a universal docking interface for robotics
    • Coordination of the robotic activity of the analog demo mission in 2017
  • 2015 – now: MOREX - “MOdulares Robotisches Explorationssystem”
    • Project leader
    • Development of intelligent, modular and agile mobility for planetary exploration
    • Definition of interfaces for science and robotic usage
    • Space qualification of components / Tests and Verification

Publications:

[1] D. Leidner, A. Wedler, and S. Music, \Robotic deployment of extraterrestrial seismic networks," in Proc. of the 13th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation (ASTRA), 2015.

[2] A. Wedler, B. Rebele, J. Reill, M. Suppa, H. Hirschmuller, C. Brand, M. Schuster, B. Vodermayer, H. Gmeiner, A. Maier, B. Willberg, K. Bussmann, F. Wappler, and M. Hellerer, "Lru - lightweight rover unit" in Proc. of the 13th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation (ASTRA), May 2015.

[3] A.Wedler, M. Hellerer, B. Rebele, H. Gmeiner, B. Vodermayer, T. Bellmann, S. Barthelmes, R. Rosta, C. Lange, L. Witte, N. Schmitz, M. Knapmeyer, A. Czeluschke, L. Thomsen, C. Waldmann, S. Flogel, M. Wilde, and Y. Takei, \Robex - components and methods for the planetary exploration demonstration," in Proc. of the 13th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation (ASTRA), Mai 2015.

[4] O. Porges, R. Lampariello, J. Artigas, A. Wedler, C. Borst, and M. A. Roa, \Reachability and dexterity: Analysis and applications for space robotics," in Proc. of the 13th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation (ASTRA), Mai 2015.

[5] A. Wedler, A. Maier, J. Reill, C. Brand, H. Hirschmuller, M. Schuster, M. Suppa, A. Beyer, N. Y. Lii, M. Maier, H.-J. Sedlmayr, and R. Haarmann, "Pan/tilt-unit as a perception module for extra-terrestrial vehicle and landing systems" in Proc. of the ASTRA -12th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation, no. 12th, (The Netherlands), ESA TEC-MMA, May 2013.

[6] R. Haarmann, Q. Muhlbauer, L. Richter, S. Klinkner, C. Lee, C. Wagner, R. Jaumann, A. Koncz, H. Michaelis, J. Schwendner, H. Hirschmuller, and A. Wedler, "Mobile payload element (mpe): concept study of a small, outonomous and innovative sample fetching rover," in Proc. of the ASTRA -12th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation, 2013.

[7] A. Wedler, M. Chalon, K. Landzettel, M. Gorner, E. Kramer, R. Gruber, A. Beyer, H.-J. Sedlmayr, B. Willberg, B. Wieland, J. Reill, M. Schedl, A. Albu-Scha
err, and G. Hirzinger, "Dlrs dynamic actuator modules for robotic space applications," in Proc. of the 41st Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium (E. B. L. M. Space) and S. L. (NASA), eds.), no. 41 in Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium, (Passadena - Hilton -JPL (USA)), 2012.

[8] M. Chalon, A. Wedler, A. Baumann, W. Bertle , A. Beyer, J. Butterfass, M. Grebenstein, R. Gruber, F. Hacker, E. Kraemer, K. Landzettel, M. Maier, H.-J. Sedlmayr, N. Seitz, F. Wappler, B. Willberg, T. Wimboeck, G. Hirzinger, and F. Didot, "Dexhand: A space qualified multifingered robotic hand," in Proc. IEEE Int Robotics and Automation (ICRA) Conf, pp. {2204 - 2210}, 2011.

[9] A. Wedler, Adaptive passiv nachgiebige Systeme zum Einsatz in der Robotik, vol. Institut fur Fertigungstechnik und Werkzeugmaschinen (Hannover): Berichte aus dem IFW ; 2011, Bd. 02. IFW, Leibniz- Universitat Hannover, Institut fur Fertigungstechnik und Werkzeugmaschinen: Garbsen : PZH, Produktionstechnische Zentrum, TEWISS (Verlag), 1 ed., 2011.

[10] A. Wedler, M. Chalon, A. Baumann, W. Bertlef, A. Beyer, J. B., Robert Burger, M. Grebenstein, R. Gruber, F. Hacker, E. Kraemer, K. Landzettel, M. Maier, H.-J. Sedlmayr, N. Seitz, F. Wappler, B. Willberg, T. Wimboeck, F. Didot, and G. Hirzinger, \Dlrs space qualiable multifingered dexhand," in Proc.:11th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation (ASTRA), vol. 11, (ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, the Netherlands), p. Session 3a, ESA, ESA, 12  - 14 April 2011.

[11] A. Wedler, \Simulation of new leg convepts for a passively compliant hexapod robot," SIMPACK News, pp. 6{9, Dezember 2011.

[12] B. Rebele, A. Wedler, M. Apfelbeck, H. Hirschmuller, S. Kuss, A. Gibbesch, B. Schafer, and H. G., \Advanced testbed and simulation environment for planetary exploration and mobility investigations," in ESA, i-SAIRAS, The 10th International Symposium on Arti cial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, (Sapporo Convention Center, Sapporo, Japan), August 2010.

[13] M. Apfelbeck, S. Ku, A. Wedler, A. Gibbesch, B. Rebele  and B. Schafer, "A novel terramechanics testbed setup for planetary rover wheel-soil interaction," in ISTVS, 11th European Regional Conference of the International Society for Terrain-Vehicle Systems, Oktober 2009.

[14] A. Wedler and G. Hirzinger, "Mobilitat in der teilautonomen exploration und manipulation visionen fur (teil-) autonome systeme auf ihrem weg ins all," in Lunar Base Symposium - Bauen fur ein leben auf dem Mond, (Fraunhofer-Zentrum, Kaiserslautern), Mai 2009.

[15] B. Denkena, J. Friederichs, and A. Wedler, "kosepro - wirtschaftliche, adaptronische und sichere schlusselkomponenten fur die servicerobotik in der produktion," PZH Verlag, 2009.

[16] B. Denkena, A. Wedler, J. Friederichs, A. Hackbarth, and F. Hackeloer, "New compliant hexapod tool for industrial robotic applications driven by pneumatic mckibben actuators," in 11th International Conference on New Actuators & 5th International Exhibition on Smart Actuators and Drive Systems, pp. 153{156, Juni 2008.

[17] B. Denkena and A.Wedler, "New compliant mc- kibben actuator driven by pneumatic actuators as a hexapod platform in robotic applications" in 10th Workshop on Advanced Space Technologies for Robotics and Automation (ASTRA), no. 10, 2008.

[18] B. Denkena, A. Wedler, J. Friederichs, A. Hackbarth, and F. Hackeloer, "New compliant hexapod tool for industrial robotic applications driven by pneumatic mckibben actuators," in In Proceedings of ACTUATOR08 -International Conference and Exhibition on New Actuators and Drive Systems, 2008.

[19] B. Schafer, B. Rebele, M. Schedl, M. Gorner, A. Wedler, R. Krenn, A. Seeni, and G. Hirzinger, \Light-weight mechatronics and sensorics for robotic applications: A dlr perspective," in Proceedings of i-SAIRAS 2008 - 9th International Symposium on Arti cial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, Februar 2008.

[20] B. Denkena, P. Wratil, J. Friederichs, and A. Wedler, "Sichere antriebsfunktionen fur roboter - safety inside," wt Werkstattstechnik, vol. ISSN 1436-5006, pp. 745 -751, 2008.

[21] B. Denkena, A. Wedler, A. Hackbarth, F. Hackeloer, and J. Friederichs, "Hexapoder roboter mit mckibben muskeln als ausgleichs- und dämpfungseinheit fur den einsatz von robotern in der produktion," in Roboter Kongress 2008, 2008.

[22] B. Denkena, J. Friederichs, A. Wedler, and O. Bertram, "Safety mechatronics for industrial collision detection in human-machine interaction," in 53. Internationales Wissenschaftliches Kolloquium, pp. 51{52, September 2008.

[23] B. Denkena, B. A. Behrens, P. Hesse, J. Friederichs, A. Wedler, M. Ahrens, and M. Kamp, "Mechatronische ausgleichs- und dampfungseinheit für den einsatz von robotern in der produktion," in GMA-Kongress 2007: Automation im gesamten Lebenszyklus, Kongress Baden-Baden, 12. und 13. Juni, 2007.

[24] B. Denkena, P. Hesse, J. Friederichs, and A. Wedler, "Adaptronische und sichere schlusselkomponenten im anwendungsgebiet moderner automation" in GMA-Kongress 2007: Automation im gesamten Lebenszyklus, Kongress Baden-Baden, 12. und 13. Juni, VDI-Berichte 1980, pp. 865-873, 2007.

[25] B. Denkena, A.Wedler, and J. Friederichs, "A compliant actor driven by pneumatic actuators: Co-simulation using msc.adams and matlab/ simulink," in MSC - ADAMS Workshop for advanced Simulation EMEA, Oktober 2007.

[26] B. Denkena, P. Hesse, J. Friederichs, and A. Wedler, "Schlusselkomponenten fur roboter in der produktion roboterhaut und sicherheitskonzept fur die mensch-roboter kooperation," pp. 158-162, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Januar 2007.

[27] B. Denkena, P. Hesse, J. Friederichs, and A. Wedler, Roboterhaut und Sicherheitskonzept fur die Mensch-Roboter Kooperation, vol. ISBN 978-3-540-74763-5 of Schlusselkomponenten fur Roboter in der Produktion, pp. 158-162. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2007.

[28] B. Denkena, B. A. Behrens, P. Hesse, J. O. Friederichs, A.Wedler, E. Cicek, P. Wratil, P. Langel, M. Ahrens, and M. Kamp, "Adaptronische und sichere schlusselkomponenten fur die servicerobotik in der produktion" kosepro",  tech. rep., BMBF Statustagung, Forderungsinitative: Leitinovation Robotik, KoSePro Statusbericht, 2006.

[29] A. Wedler and F. Oszwald, "Development of a bioinspired insect leg," diplom thesis - esa documet number: d7 - 317, ESA, European Space Agency - Mechatronik Zentrum Hannover, University of Hannover, 2004.

[30] A.Wedler and F. Oszwald, \Development of a bioinspired insect leg," in Proceedings of the 8th ESA Workshop on Advanced Space Technologies for Robotics and Automation - ASTRA 2004, 2004.

 

 

 

Zuletzt aktualisiert: Montag, 30. Mai 2016 von Dr. -Ing. Armin Wedler