This year’s Open Day of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen was held under the patronage of Hubert Aiwanger. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Economics, Development of the State and Energy visited the individual institutes after holding his opening speech. This includes the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, in which the MIRO Innovation Lab is embedded. Professor Alin Albu-Schäffer, head of the institute, particularly presented current developments in the areas of service robots and artificial intelligence (AI) to the Minister of State. Among other things, Mr. Aiwanger got to know the Miro-Surge-System, on which the MIRO Innovation Lab is continuously working on. The Open Day took place on the 21st of July 2019 and was themed “50 years Moon Landing” in light of the moon landing on 21st of July 1969.

Following the event, Mr. Aiwanger twittered about his visit. He states that complicated operations can be mastered better than by using only the “human hand” and that these applications benefit mankind, thereby underlining the importance of the DLR site Oberpfaffenhofen for Bavaria and our research in the medical robotics sector.

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