KUKA Innovation Award 2015: other finalists
During the KUKA Innovation Award 2015 competition, many other interesting projects dealing with human-robot collaboration and the LBR iiwa were also presented. Besides the winning team, the following projects were also in the running:
- APPLE (Autonomous Picking and Palletizing): The project provides solutions in the field of logistics. Here, a mobile manipulation system was developed to enable the LBR iiwa to navigate independently as well as to pick objects up and set them down. The project team comes from the Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS) of Örebro University in Sweden.
- CATCH (Compliant Articulated Robot Catching): The project enables the KUKA LBR iiwa to gently catch flying objects of uneven shape. This is made possible through a compliance controller and a two-phase process. The project was carried out by a research team from the “Learning Algorithms and System Laboratory (LASA)” department of the EPFL Lausanne.
- ROBOCUT (Robots Decrypt the Human History): The project is used for experimental archaeology. The KUKA LBR iiwa is thus able to analyze Stone Age tools and research their prehistoric use. The team comes from the Archaeological Research Center and Museum in Neuwied as well as the Agile and Dexterous Robotics Lab (ADRL) at ETH Zurich.