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Keep up to date with all the latest news from the medical sector and experience medical innovation involving KUKA robots with your own eyes at various events and trade fairs around the world. 

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KUKA receives Global Company of the Year Award 2020 for its Medical Robotics division

Unique, advanced, valuable: the consulting company Frost & Sullivan has analyzed the medical robotics market, highlighting the KUKA LBR Med as one of the most advanced robots in the industry. For the robot and its innovative achievements in the entire field of medical robotics, KUKA received the Frost & Sullivan "Company of the Year" award.

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KUKA Innovation Award 2020 "Medical Robotics Challenge"

Research teams from all over the world have applied for the "Medical Robotics Challenge" as part of this year's KUKA Innovation Award. From more than 40 ideas, the award's international jury of experts selected five finalists. These teams will realize their concepts with the LBR Med and present them at MEDICA 2020 in Düsseldorf.

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KUKA Innovation Award 2019 "Healthy Living" - Review

Around 30 research teams from all over the world applied the KUKA Innovation Award 2019 with their concepts on the topic of "Healthy Living". In order to turn their ideas into reality, KUKA provided the selected finalists with the KUKA lightweight robot LBR Med and a 3D vision sensor from Roboception free of charge. The Innovation Award final took place at MEDICA 2019. Here the finalists had the unique opportunity to present their work to the public, the trade audience, the media and, of course, the international jury of experts. In the end, Team RoboFORCE convinced the jury with their concept for painless colorectal cancer screening and received the award, which is endowed with 20.000€ prize money.

KUKA wins medical robotics contract from Restoration Robotics, Inc.®

KUKA has received a contract from Restoration Robotics, Inc.® (NASDAQ: HAIR), the global leader in robotic hair restoration, for the supply of lightweight robots. The robots will be used for the recently launched ARTAS iX™ System.

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LBR Med wins international IERA Award

At the International Symposium on Robotics, the KUKA LBR Med was honored with the renowned Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award.

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Trade fairs and events in 2020

Hamlyn Symposium - London / United Kingdom, 20 - 23 June

The Hamlyn Symposium for Medical Robotics (HSMR) holds an annual forum enabling surgeons and engineers from around the globe to network and find out about the latest developments in medical robotics. 

 
www.ukras.org/hamlyn/

Medica - Düsseldorf / Germany, 16 - 19 November

For the medical sector, the MEDICA trade fair is the biggest event in the world. It has been a permanent fixture in the calendar of all experts for over 40 years. The unparalleled status of the MEDICA trade fair is based a number of different facts and figures: the event is the world’s largest medical technology trade fair – with more than 5,200 exhibitors from 71 countries across 17 exhibition halls and more than 120,000 trade visitors every year!

We look forward to presenting the KUKA Innovation Award for “Medical Robotics Challenge” at the Medica trade fair together with the prize money of €20,000.

www.medica.de

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