Latest news and events

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. 


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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2019 KUKA Innovation Award “Healthy Living”

Over the past few months, 30 different research teams from around the world have submitted their concepts relating to the topic of “Healthy Living”. Contenders were asked to make use of KUKA hardware to develop an innovative concept that could be used in hospitals and rehabilitation centers. The five finalists for the 2019 KUKA Innovation Award have now been selected.

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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 2019

SIDO - Lyon / France, 10 - 11 April

Europe’s leading IoT, AI and robotics event, SIDO, breaks down barriers between technologies and sets the scene for a unique European forum that unites IoT, AI & robotics!

On 10 April, our VP of Medical Robotics, Axel Weber, held a keynote speech on hospitals of the future.

Hamlyn Symposium - London / United Kingdom, 23 - 26 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. 

Take part in the LBR Med Users Group Meeting on 25 June.

CURAC - Reutlingen / Germany, 19 - 21 September

The CURAC annual conference has been the central German-speaking forum for technical developments and clinical applications in the field of computer and robot-assisted surgery since 2002. Every year, the CURAC Conference successfully links the two sectors and sets the scene for intensive, technical dialog between users and developers.

KUKA has sponsored the Best Paper Award at the CURAC Conference for many years now.

Medica - Düsseldorf / Germany, 18 - 21 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 “Healthy Living” at the Medica trade fair together with the prize money of €20,000.

HREF - Santa Clara / USA, 9 - 10 December

The Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum focuses on the latest tools, technologies and techniques for healthcare robotics design and development. It will host its inaugural event at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California, December 9-10.

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