The IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) is one of the most important events in the field of robotics and automation worldwide. KUKA presented two applications for human-robot collaboration to the international robotics community.
Around 2,500 experts met in Brisbane, Australia at the end of May to discuss the latest research in robotics and automation. Including KUKA employees. “Our claim is to be pioneers and to create innovative solutions on the basis of research and development. Scientific discourse and research projects between KUKA and universities, with their smart ideas and innovative approaches, are very important to us in the preliminary phase of product development. ICRA is the ideal platform for this,” says Dr. Rainer Bischoff, Head of KUKA Corporate Research.
KUKA presented two applications at the ICRA 2018, one in the field of innovative medical robotics. The conceptual study shows a KUKA LBR iiwa which provides assistance during knee arthroscopy. In the second exhibit a LBR iiwa plays tic-tac-toe with conference attendees. It provides insight into the possibilities of HRC and flexible robot control.
In addition, outstanding young scientists were presented with the Best Paper Award. KUKA sponsored the Award in the field of service robotics.