“Healthy Living”: The finalists for the KUKA Innovation Award 2019 have been selected

Talented robotics specialists from around the world submitted their concepts and now the jury has selected five teams for the finals of the innovation competition. The finalists this year will be breaking new ground.

24 August 2018

“The KUKA Innovation Award has been an established institution since 2014. Now in the sixth year, we have put the focus on medical robotics for the first time,” says Dr. Bernd Liepert, KUKA Chief Innovation Officer and patron of the competition.

Talented robotics specialists from around the world were encouraged to send in their concepts on the current topic of “Healthy Living”.

An international jury of experts selected the best concepts from among 30 applications. Each of the five finalists will be provided with a sensitive KUKA lightweight robot and a 3D vision system from Roboception free of charge for half a year to help the teams implement their concepts. In addition to this, they will be coached by KUKA experts throughout the competition.


The finalists of the KUKA Innovation Award get a LBR Med for implementing their concepts.

The teams now have about seven months to implement their ideas. They will present their applications to thousands of visitors at the KUKA booth at Hannover Messe in April 2019. There, a jury of experts will select the winner of the Innovation Award and the accompanying 20,000-euro prize.

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