Innovative projects and a very special whac-a-mole: IROS 2019
The International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) is one of the most important robotics conferences worldwide. Every year thousands international experts meet to discuss the latest innovations and technical developments in the field of robotics. Also included: KUKA, with very special applications in its luggage.
The application at the IROS 2019 shows a robot welding system on a workpiece and illustrates how digital twins can support in faster, simpler and less expensive designs. „We are proud to work with the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute on new technologies to minimize complexity, cost and time in production”, says Dr. Rainer Bischoff, Vice President Corporate Research.
Visitors to the KUKA booth can compete against a KUKA KR 3 Agilus robot in a very special version of the popular reaction game “Whac-A-Mole”. From holes on a plate, small toy robots randomly emerge and then they have to be knocked back into the hole with a rubber hammer. Who reacts faster – the human being or a robot?