[robotics-worldwide] [news] KUKA Innovation Award 2015

BISCHOFF Rainer Rainer.Bischoff at kuka.com
Fri Sep 5 23:23:58 PDT 2014

*** KUKA Innovation Award 2015 ***

Augsburg, 1 September 2014

The call for participation to compete for the KUKA Innovation Award 2015 has just been released. The Award comes with a substantial financial prize of 20,000 €. The competition leading to the Award is intended to accelerate the pace of innovation in the field of robot-based automation at large and improve technology transfers from academia and research to industry.

Applicants for the Award have to demonstrate an innovative robotic application or component operating in a realistic working environment. To ensure equal conditions and a fair and direct comparison of the Award applications, the developed robotic application or component for the 2015 edition of the Award shall be demonstrated on, or in conjunction with, the latest version of the KUKA Lightweight Robot – the KUKA LBR iiwa – which is the world’s first safe and sensitive lightweight robot suitable for use in industrial applications. Candidates without access to a KUKA LBR iiwa, but with an innovative and viable idea already proven in a realistic working environment, may request to borrow a KUKA LBR iiwa free of charge for the duration of the competition (application deadline: 15th of October 2014).

The finals for the Award will take place at the leading international industrial trade show “Hannover Fair” in April 2015. For all finalists, accommodation and travel costs for attending the final and the related exhibition costs will be borne by KUKA as described in the call for participation.

*** Further information is available at: ***

Web: innovationaward.kuka.com<http://innovationaward.kuka.com/>
Mail: innovationaward at kuka.com<mailto:innovationaward at kuka.com>

Dr. Rainer Bischoff
Head of KUKA Technology Development
KUKA Laboratories GmbH
Zugspitzstr. 140
86165 Augsburg

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