The ROboMObil is DLR’s space-robotics driven-by-wire electro-mobile research platform for mechatronic actuators, vehicle dynamics control, human machine interfaces, AI-based and autonomous driving. Explore a more than ten-year timeline of research, hardware- and software-development. The potential of the ROboMObil is still being explored and the latest research results can always be found in our blog.
The ROboMObil’s innovative mechatronic chassis is based on four identical Wheel Robots, each integrating a drive motor as well as braking, steering and damper systems. The operation of the Wheel Robots is coordinated by means of an intelligent central vehicle control. By virtue of the individual wheel steering, the ROboMObil exhibits an impressive manoeuvrability which even allows for driving sideways or rotating on the spot. This flexibility shows its full potential in urban or logistic contexts.