Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Team and Project Lead “Field Robotics”

Dr. Armin Wedler, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, Head of planetary Exploration and Field Robotics. He received his diploma and bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and robotics in 2004 and his doctorate on "Adaptive passive compliant systems for use in robotics" in 2010 from the University of Hannover. He started his professional career in 2006, also at the university as a research assistant, and moved to DLR German Aerospace Center, Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics in 2008. Here he focused on the design and development of advanced mobile space robotics systems for planetary exploration. After gaining experience as a scientific developer, he was able to continuously expand his expertise as a system engineer, technical manager and finally as project manager and coordinator in many national and international robotics projects. Within the DLR HumTech initiative, he is coordinator of the AHEAD project, which develops ‘Autonomous Humanitarian Emergency Aid Devices’, to transport aid supplies safely and cost-efficiently to crisis regions using robot-controlled teleoperated vehicles.