DLR SpaceBot Cup 2013 Rover

Technical Details

Size: 120 x 80 x 107 cm
Weight: 75 kg
Power supply:
8 A bei 48 V / 355 WH (Lithium Polymer)
Speed: 0.5 m/ Sec.
Actuation/ Engine:
18 x 48 V RoboDrive motors 3 x Dynamixel RX-28 2 x Dynamixel MX-28
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Asus RT-AC66U Dual Band 3x3 802.11ac Gigabit Router
Contron KTQM77/mITX i7 Quadcore

Organisational Details

Sponsor: German Aerospace Center e.V.
Application Field: Space Robotics
Related Projects: RoBivaL
Robot Soil Interaction Evaluation in Agriculture (08.2021- 07.2023)
European Space Robot Control Operating System (11.2016- 01.2019)
Hybrid Social Teams for Long-Term Collaboration in Cyber-Physical Environments (09.2014- 08.2016)
DLR SpaceBot-Cup: ARTEMIS - Autonomous Rover Team for Exploration and Manipulation (03.2013- 11.2013)
Related Software: ARC-OPT
Adaptive Robot Control using Optimization
An add-on for Blender allowing editing and exporting of robots for the MARS simulation

System description

Group photo taken on the competition ground in Rheinbreitbach. (Photo: Jens Mey, DFKI GmbH)
ARTEMIS Rover (Photo: Marc Manz, DFKI GmbH)
The ARTEMIS rover has been built up within eight months for the DLR SpaceBot competition 2013. In that competition the rover had to autonomously collect several objects in an unknown environment. Both staff and students participated in the development and formed the team Artemis.

Due to the requirements of the competition the rover is equipped with powerful sensors and a manipulator arm. It is highly mobile by using a triple bogie suspension and rubber tweels.


Artemis auf dem THW-Testgelände in Hoya

SpaceBOT Camp 2015

Fully autonomous run of the ARTEMIS rover at the SpaceBot Camp 2015

ARTEMIS Rover: Overview

Overview of the competition run of team ARTEMIS.

ARTEMIS Rover: Mobility

Mobility of the ARTEMIS rover.

HySociaTea: Selected features from the final project demonstration

This video shows selected technologies of the HySociaTea scenario: the any-time resource planner, the object recognition using the information from the eye tracker, speech interaction with the robots and the virtual character, autonomous task allocation of the robots and autonomous robot-robot interaction.

HySociaTea: Autonomous robot-robot collaboration of Compi and AILA

This video shows the autonomous robot-robot collaboration in HySociaTea using the TECS framework. The Compi robot takes item to be delivered and reports that a delivery is required. AILA recognizes that she can handle the task and takes over. The handover is realized using a communication protocol.

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