[robotics-worldwide] [News] KUKA Innovation Award 2017 - Call for participation

Bischoff, Rainer Rainer.Bischoff at kuka.com
Tue Oct 4 10:38:34 PDT 2016

*** KUKA Innovation Award 2017 ***

The call for participation to compete for the KUKA Innovation Award 2017 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 targeting the topic Advanced Mechatronics. Demonstrations should make use of the provided mechatronic systems (KUKA LBR iiwa, flexFellow and Roboception stereo vision sensor) and enhance them e.g. with new mechatronic solutions for peripherals such as grippers, new algorithms for control, e.g., vision-based grasping, new types of human-robot interaction and collaboration as well as new ways of robot-robot cooperation. The focus is on a versatile system design which contains innovative software and hardware components applicable beyond one specific use case.

Candidates with an innovative and viable idea already proven in a realistic working environment may request to borrow a KUKA LBR iiwa and a KUKA flexFellow free of charge for the duration of the competition (application deadline: October 21, 2016).

The finals for the Award will take place at the leading international industrial trade show “Hannover Fair” in April 2017. 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
Mail:  innovationaward at kuka.com

Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Kind regards

i. V. Dr. Rainer Bischoff	
Leiter Konzernforschung / Head of Corporate Research
Konzernforschung / Corporate Research

KUKA Roboter GmbH   Zugspitzstraße 140, 86165 Augsburg / Germany   www.kuka.com
Rainer.Bischoff at kuka.com   T +49 821 797
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