Robot, show me what you can do

Augsburg, 12 November 2013 – KUKA robots are orange! Everyone knows this, at least in Augsburg. But what are robots able to do and what can they be used for? Curious robot fans across Europe can find out during European Robotics Week from 25 November to 1 December 2013. The week of events aims to educate the public about robotics, and in particular to arouse the interest of schoolchildren and university students in research and development in this field. For the orange world of robotics, participation is a must. Numerous events are planned at KUKA. Along with secondary school pupils, smaller children have also been invited to Lechhausen to hear from KUKA employees about the development, use and significance of robots. The kids will also be able to learn about robots when KUKA employees give robotics presentations at schools and kindergartens during the robotics week. What’s more, a writing contest offers children and teenagers the chance to win great prizes, and visitors can see robots live in action at an evening event.

12 November 2013

KUKA to invite big and small alike to explore the world of robotics during European Robotics Week

Robotics presentation for children 

Kids, this is for you! A robotics presentation for children between the ages of eight and twelve will be held on Wednesday, 27 November at 4 p.m. and on Thursday, 28 November at 3 p.m. How do robots work and what do we actually need them for? Verena Hörmann and Dr. Tim Guhl from the KUKA development department will be answering these questions, and a small robot colleague named KUKA youBot will be there to assist them. The presentation is expected to last one and a half hours and will take place at KUKA, Zugspitzstrasse 140 in 86165 Augsburg-Lechhausen. Parents can pass the time chatting over coffee and cake in the Robot Café. To register, please contact Patricia Lopatic at redaktion@kuka.com or call +49 821 797 5254.

Writing contest

Young authors aged 14 and under can submit their stories on the theme of “Robot – my helpful friend” to the KUKA writing contest from now until 1 December. Give free rein to your imagination – the sky’s the limit! Great prizes await the winners. Simply send your stories to redaktion@kuka.com or by mail to KUKA Editorial Team, FAO Patricia Lopatic, Zugspitzstrasse 140, 86165 Augsburg.
Event for Everyone, Part III: “Robotics is more than you think”
The event “Robotics is more than you think” is sure to make for an exciting evening on Wednesday, 27 November from 7 p.m. onwards at KUKA College in Hery Park 3000 in Gersthofen. Once again, KUKA has invited a top-class speaker. Alois Buchstab (Industrial Business Development Manager at KUKA Roboter GmbH), who has worked at KUKA for many years, is an expert in the field of robot applications. He will give insights into their diversity and benefits. With real-world examples, he will guide his audience through the world of robotics. They are sure to be surprised at how exciting it is.
In the second half of the event, visitors can watch industrial robots live in action – because things are always moving at KUKA College. Anyone who wants to learn more about robotics and automation is welcome. To register, please contact Patricia Lopatic at redaktion@kuka.com or call +49 821 797 5254. Please understand that we must limit participation to 80 visitors.

About European Robotics Week

European Robotics Week is an initiative of the euRobotics European research project. The objective of this project is to raise awareness about the variety and quality of European robotics in research and development, as well as in production and the service sector. European Robotics Week is thus intended primarily to enhance the public image of robotics and to familiarize the public with robotic technologies. During European Robotics Week in 2012, over 90 institutes, universities and companies from 21 European countries took part, putting on more than 200 robot-related events. These efforts were able to reach approximately 30,000 people.
Further information can be obtained from www.robotics-week.eu and www.kuka.com.

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