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🤖 Robot Rollin' Justin - DLR - Participants in the euROBIN Competition - European Robotics Week 2024




From November 25 to 28, 2024, the 1st euROBIN Coopetition will take place in Nancy, France, following Humanoids 2024, the IEEE-RAS 2024 International Conference on Humanoid Robots.

euROBIN coopetitions are designed not only to test individual team capabilities but also to foster collaborative innovation by rewarding teams for both their own achievements and the successful integration of their developed modules by others. By promoting modularity, reusability, and transferability in robotic systems, euROBIN aims to advance the frontier of robotics and artificial intelligence, driving progress in diverse application domains such as robotic manufacturing, personal robotics, and outdoor robotics for sustainable communities. Hereby, with these profiles we would like to welcome you to the pioneering world of the euROBIN project, where the brightest robotic teams from across Europe converge to participate in this groundbreaking event.



The humanoid robot Rollin' Justin is a platform for research in service robotics. Areas of application for the system are, in particular, household work and assisting astronauts in space.
The robot was first presented to the public in 2008.


  • NAME: DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics (German Aerospace Center)
  • TYPE: Research Institute
  • LEADER CONTACT: Prof. Alin Albu-Schäffer;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • PRESS CONTACT: Lioba Suchenwirth;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • URL WEBSITE:  www.dlr.de/rm
  • TWITTER: DLR - English (@DLR_en) / X
  • VIDEOS:  DLR RM - YouTube

Rollin' Justin’s compliant light-weight arms and four-finger hands make it an ideal platform for research into sensitive, ambidextrous manipulation. The mobile base allows autonomous operation over a long range. Motion detection sensors and stereo cameras enable 3D reconstruction of the robot’s environment. Unstructured, variable and dynamic environments require the robot to act independently and without human support. On the other hand, the robot must be able to work safely with people. Its multiple actuated degrees of freedom allow Rollin' Justin to pursue several goals at the same time while complying with a task hierarchy. For example, the robot can serve beverages while observing the environment, moving without singularity, avoiding collisions, compliantly responding to collisions with the environment – all without spilling the drinks.


Introducing our state-of-the-art humanoid robot, engineered to advance robotics technology significantly. The robot stands at 1.91 meters, the average height of an adult human, and has a weight of approximately 200 kilograms, offering a robust and substantial presence.

This robot features an impressive 51 degrees of freedom: 8 in the platform, 7 in each arm, 12 in each hand, 2 in the neck, and 3 in the torso, providing exceptional flexibility and maneuverability. It is capable of carrying up to 20 kilograms, making it suitable for various applications. The robot is powered by a battery that offers an operating time exceeding 60 minutes, ensuring reliable and sustained performance.

Capable of moving at a speed of 2 meters per second or 7.2 kilometers per hour, the robot can efficiently cover ground. Its working space extends from the floor up to a height of 2.7 meters, allowing it to perform tasks at multiple levels.

The robot is equipped with advanced features such as torque sensors in nearly all joints, enhancing precision and control. It also includes two balance sensors (IMU), two stereo cameras, and five RGB-D cameras, which contribute to its superior navigation and interaction capabilities. The compliant, hierarchical whole-body control ensures smooth and coordinated movements, enhancing its operational efficiency.

Designed for semi-autonomy, this robot is suitable for both terrestrial and extraterrestrial applications, providing versatility in various environments. With its advanced technical capabilities and innovative design, our humanoid robot represents a significant step forward in robotics technology.