KUKA receives the German Business Innovation Award for the LBR iiwa and the euRobotics Technology Transfer Award for autonomous navigation
The German Business Innovation Award is the world’s first innovation award and is presented in four categories. For the 34th time now, the partners of the award are acknowledging the most significant scientific, technical, corporate and intellectual innovations in German business. The prize is sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Federal Ministry for Education and Research.
Technology Transfer Award for flexible autonomous navigation in the production environment
One week earlier, KUKA picked up another renowned award: the euRobotics Technology Transfer Award that was presented at the European Robotics Forum in Vienna. KUKA received this award together with the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg for the successful technology transfer with the title: “Flexible Autonomous Navigation for Industrial Shop Floor”.
The technology transfer includes various processes for autonomous navigation, allowing the implementation of entirely new production and logistics concepts in the Aerospace and General Industry (GI) sectors using KUKA omniMove heavy-duty platforms. Autonomous navigation forms the basis for various mobile robotic applications and can be applied to any vehicle, with or without a robot arm.