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Angela Merkel visits KUKA at Hannover Messe

KUKA CEO Till Reuter shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto a new Consumer Robotics concept and the cobot LBR iisy.

April 23, 2018

KUKA is on its way to your living room thanks to “i-do”

Angela Merkel and Enrique Peña Nieto visited the KUKA booth on the first day of Hannover Messe 2018, where Till Reuter introduced them to the latest innovations from KUKA, the automation specialist from Augsburg, Germany. A mobile home assistant robot took photos of the German Chancellor, the Mexican president and KUKA’s CEO in front of the SmartFactory demonstration. The mobile home robot concept “i-do” already knows several ways to be helpful around the house, including taking photos and carrying coffee. With this i-do concept robot, KUKA is pursuing new approaches to intelligent automation: With robots at home that create added value and support everyday life.

A smile for the robot: Till Reuter, Angela Merkel, Enrique Peña Nieto and his wife at the KUKA booth at Hannover Messe

New cobot “LBR iisy” to extend KUKA portfolio in HRC

Till Reuter was also able to present a world premiere in the field of human-robot collaboration: The LBR iisy is a new cobot from KUKA. It can be up and running in no time thanks to a newly-developed operating concept. With a reach of 600 mm and a payload of 3 kg, the six-axis lightweight robot is particularly suitable for flexible use in unstructured working environments.