The Future in 22 Pictures

It is a symbol of Industrie 4.0 like no other event: at the world’s largest industrial trade fair, thousands of exhibitors look into the world of tomorrow’s production. Right in the middle: KUKA. And because pictures are known to say more than a thousand words, we let them speak in a photographic review of Hannover Messe 2018.

Last construction works in the KUKA Smart Factory on Saturday.

Exclusive preview for the press on Sunday: world premiere of our new sensitive lightweight robot LBR iisy.

A star is born: bustle around the robotic partenders, the Paulii Brothers.

The calm before the storm: in just a few hours, Hannover Messe will open its doors.

What awaits the visitors? Technologies and insights around intelligent automation and networking.

This was not only impressive for the Chancellor and her Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto during their visit to KUKA – by the way, here they take a snapshot with i-do, the first concept study in the field of consumer robotics from KUKA.

Thousands of visitors came to the KUKA booth.

One of the reasons for this was the 120th anniversary of the company, for which KUKA came up with something very special:

In the further developed KUKA Smart Factory, visitors were able to have an individualized jubilee robot model made.

Guests such as Bavaria’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Franz Josef Pschierer, were also delighted about a personal robot model.

EU Industry Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska was shown the LBR iisy…

… and EU Budget Commissioner Günther Oettinger discussed the i-do with KUKA CEO Till Reuter.

A real attraction for visitors was also the KUKA Innovation Award – no wonder: the five final teams had come up with several ideas for the “Real-Life Interaction Challenge”.

However, the teams had to wait until the penultimate day of the fair to find out who would win the KUKA Innovation Award 2018 in a festive ceremony directly at the KUKA booth.

And the winner of the KUKA Innovation Award 2018 is…
…Team Co-Aware! Congratulations to the prize endowed with 20,000 euros!

Conclusion: it was a great fair! We say goodbye and look forward to seeing you again next year!

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