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Ralph Bayer

DLR German Aerospace Center
Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics
Mechatronic Systems
Oberpfaffenhofen
Muenchener Str. 20
82234 Wessling

telephone: +49 8153 28-3548
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 Field of activity

  • Space robotics
  • Mechanical design of robots and mechatronic systems
  • Thermal management of robots and mechatronic systems

Short CV

1984

Born in Leer, Germany

2001-2004

Training as Metal Cutting Mechanic

2005 - 2009

Mechanical Engineering at University Of Applied Sciences Emden (FHOOW)

2009

Graduation as B. Eng.

2009 - 2011

Mechanical Engineering at University Of Applied Sciences Regensburg

2011

Graduation as M. Sc.

Since 2012

Researcher at the DLR, Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics

 Projects

2009 - 2012 Mechanical (re-)design - DLR-HIT - Five Fingered Hand II (FFH II)
2012 - 2013 Design of a water cooling system for the DLR MIRO Robot
2012 - 2014 Mechanical design DEOS (On Orbit Servicing) Robot Arm
2012 - 2014 Thermal management of force feedback joystick Kontur-2.RJo - ISS Joystick for astronautic tele-manipulation
2014 - 2019 Thermal management of Spacehand - Space qualified multi-fingered robotic hand.
2014 - 2018 Mechanical design of SOLEX (SOLar farm EXperimental environment)  for the  METERON SUPVIS-Justin experiment within the ESA METERON Project.
Since 2017 Thermal management of CAESAR - Space qualified 7-DOF robotic arm for on-orbit-servicing and space exploration.
Since 2018 Mechanical design of TINA - Space qualified small robotic joint
Since 2019 Thermal management of the MMX Locomotion System - space qualified leightweight rover drivetrain
Since 2019 Thermal management of TINA space robotic arm

Publications

Journals

METERON - SUPVIS Justin

2019

P. Schmaus, D. Leidner, T. Krüger, R. Bayer, B. Pleintinger, A. Schiele, and N. Y. Lii, "Knowledge Driven Orbit-to-Ground Teleoperation of a Robot Coworker". in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 5 (1), Seiten 143-150. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. DOI: 10.1109/LRA.2019.2948128 ISSN 2377-3766. [pdf]

2018

Peter Birkenkampf, Daniel Leidner, Thomas Krüger, Andre Schiele, Benedikt Pleintinger, Ralph Bayer, and Neal Y. Lii. "Preliminary Insights from the METERON SUPVIS Justin Space-Robotics Experiment", IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 3836--3843, October 2018. [pdf]

Conferences

TINA

2019

Maximilian Maier, Maxime Chalon, Martin Pfanne, Ralph Bayer, Manuel Maria Bras Pereira, Hans-Jürgen Sedlmayr, Anton Shu, Tilo Wüsthoff, Christian Schöttler and Cynthia Hofmann, "TINA: small torque controlled robotic arm for exploration and small satellites", in Proc. of the 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Washington, USA, October 2019. [pdf]

CAESAR

2018

Alexander Beyer, Gerhard Grunwald, Martin Heumos, Manfred Schedl, Ralph Bayer, Wieland Bertleff, Bernhard Brunner, Robert Burger, Joerg Butterfass, Robin Gruber, Thomas Gumpert, Franz Hacker, Erich Kraemer, Maximilian Maier, Sascha Moser, Josef Reill, Maximo Roa, Hans-Juergen Sedlmayr, Nikolaus Seitz, Martin Stelzer, Andreas Stemmer, Gabriel Tubio Manteiga, Tilman Wimmer, Markus Grebenstein, Christian Ott, Alin Albu-Schaeffer, "CAESAR: Space Robotics Technology for Assembly, Maintenance, and Repair", in Proc. of the 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Bremen, Germany, October 2018. [pdf]

METERON - SUPVIS Justin

2019

Ralph Bayer, Peter Schmaus, Martin Pfau, Benedikt Pleintinger, Daniel Leidner, Fabian Wappler, Annika Maier, Thomas Krueger, and Neal Y. Lii, "Deployment of the SOLEX Environment for Analog Space Telerobotics Validation", in Proc. of the 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Washington, USA, October 2019. [pdf]

Peter Schmaus, Daniel Leidner, Ralph Bayer, Benedikt Pleintinger, Thomas Krüger and Neal Y. Lii, "Continued Adavnes in Supervised Autonomy User Interface Design for METERON SUPVIS Justin", in Proc. of the 2019 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, USA, March 2019. [pdf]

Peter Schmaus, Daniel Leidner, Ralph Bayer, Benedikt Pleintinger, Thomas Krüger and Neal Y. Lii, "Continued Advances in Supervised Autonomy User Interface Design for METERON SUPVIS Justin", in the IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings. IEEE Computer Society. 2019 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2-9 March 2019, Big Sky, MT, USA, USA. DOI: 10.1109/AERO.2019.8741885 ISBN 978-153866854-2 ISSN 1095323X. [pdf]

2017

Neal Y. Lii, Daniel Leidner, Peter Birkenkampf, Benedikt Pleintinger, Ralph Bayer, and Thomas Krueger, “Toward Scalable Intuitive Teleoperation of Robots for Space Deployment with the METERON SUPVIS Justin Experiment”, in Proc. of the 14th Symposiumon Advanced Space Technologies for Robotics and Automation (ASTRA), Leiden, The Netherlands, June 2017. [pdf]

2015

Lii, Neal Y. und Leidner, Daniel und Schiele, André und Birkenkampf, Peter und Pleintinger, Benedikt und Bayer, Ralph "Command Robots from Orbit with Supervised Autonomy: An Introduction to the Meteron Supvis-Justin Experiment". In: 10th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Seiten 53-54. 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2015), 02-05 Mar. 2015, Portland, USA.. [pdf]

Neal Y. Lii, Daniel Leidner, André Schiele, Peter Birkenkampf, Ralph Bayer, Benedikt Pleintinger, Andreas Meissner, and Andreas Balzer, Simulating an Extraterrestrial Environment for Robotic Space Exploration: The METERON SUPVIS-JUSTIN Telerobotic Experiment and the SOLEX Proving Ground, in Proc. of the 13th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation (ASTRA), Noordwijk, The Netherlands, May 2015. [pdf]

Spacehand

2018

Hans Jürgen Sedlmayr, Ralph Bayer, Wieland Bertleff, Alexander Beyer, Maxime Chalon, Werner Friedl, Maximilian Maier, Thomas Obermeier, Bertram Willberg, "Spacehand: amulti-fingered robotic hand for the use in space", in the Proc. of the 8th International Spacewire Conference 2018, May 2018, Long Beach.

2015

Maxime Chalon and Maximilian Maier, Wieland Bertleff, Alexander Beyer, Ralph Bayer, Werner Friedl, Philipp Neugebauer, Thomas Obermeier, Hans-Juergen Sedlmayr, Nikolaus Seitz, Andreas Stemmer, Spacehand: a multi-fingered robotic hand for space, in Proc. of the 13th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation (ASTRA), Noordwijk, The Netherlands, May 2015. [pdf]

KONTUR-2 - Force Feedback Joystick for the ISS

2016

C. Riecke, J. Artigas, R. Balachandran, R. Bayer, A. Beyer, B. Brunner, H. Buchner, T. Gumpert, R. Gruber, F. Hacker, K. Landzettel, G. Plank, S. Schätzle, H.-J. Sedlmayr, N. Seitz, B.-M. Steinmetz, M. Stelzer, J. Vogel, B. Weber, B. Willberg, A. Albu-Schäffer, "Kontur-2 Mission: The DLR Force Feecback Joystick for Space Telemanipulation from the ISS", in Proc. of the 13th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (I-Sairas), Bejing, China, June 2016. [pdf]

Jordi Artigas, Cornelia Riecke, Bernhard Weber, Martin Stelzer, Ribin Balachandran, Simon Schaetzle, Ralph Bayer, Michael Steinmetz, Joerg Voegl, Bernhard Brunner, Alin Albu-Schaeffer, Mikael Guk, V Zaborovskyi, A Kondratiev, V Muliukha, Alexander Silinenko, O Shmakov, "Force-feedback teleoperation of on- ground robots from the international space station in the frame of the KONTUR-2 experiment", Extreme Robotics Conference 2016, St. Petersburg, Russia. [pdf]

Workshops

KONTUR-2 - Force Feedback Joystick for the ISS

2015

Ralph Bayer, "The Thermal Design of the KONTUR-2 Force Feedback Joystick", in Proc. of the 29th European Space Thermal Analysis Workshop, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, November 2015, [pdf]

 

Last updated on Monday, 23 December 2019 by Ralph Bayer