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LBR Med: a collaborative robot for medical applications

The sensitive LBR Med robot has been adapted to meet specific medical requirements and is perfectly suited for a wide range of assistance systems in medical technology on account of its human-robot collaboration capability.

One-of-a-kind robotic component for integration into a medical product

From diagnostics to treatment and surgical interventions – the LBR Med stands out as a perfect assistant for diverse tasks in the field of healthcare. The sensitive seven-axis lightweight robot is flexible and easy to integrate into medical products for various medical activities. With its responsive sensors, comprehensive safety precautions, hygiene-optimized surfaces and a controller designed for direct collaboration with the human operator, it is ideally suited to applications in medical technology. Moreover, the robotic component makes it much easier and quicker for manufacturers of medical devices to develop products and also to get them approved, because the LBR Med is certified in accordance with the internationally recognized CB Scheme.

The versatile robot for assistance tasks in the healthcare sector

The LBR Med robot that is integrated into a medical product facilitates interaction between the medical robot and the physician and patient.

Collaborate robotics provides unique advantages in the medical environment and will continue to impact future use cases that complement the healthcare teams. This technology allows the physician or therapist to focus on pre-operative planning and patient monitoring while the robot performs the strenuous tasks which require precision and above all sensitivity.

Axel Weber, Vice President of KUKA Medical Robotics

Flexible connection possibilities

On account of its versatile media flange Inside electrical Med, the LBR Med can be simply and flexibly integrated into various medical products. For customized medical instruments, a range of connections are available on the flange, e.g. for power supply, I/Os or EtherNet.

Simple integration thanks to flexible media flange.

For assistance tasks in the healthcare sector: safe, precise and consistent


The LBR Med requires no additional devices for calibration or high-precision work. Integrated mastering sensors pave the way for an entirely autonomous calibration process. Depending on the variant, the LBR Med achieves an outstanding repeatability of ±0.1 mm to ±0.15 mm.


Designed as a universally deployable component, the LBR Med can be seamlessly integrated into a wide range of solutions. With a variety of preconfigured interfaces, it convinces as a versatile robot system for various applications in medical technology.


The LBR Med has an extensive safety structure. Relevant signals are evaluated on a safety-oriented basis by both hardware and software. The safety equipment includes force/torque sensor systems, single fault safety, safety interfaces and configurable safety events.


Based on the sensitive KUKA LBR iiwa robot that has proven itself in industrial environments, the LBR Med is likewise equipped with redundant integrated torque sensors. These endow it with strong haptic capabilities, the ability to perceive external influences, and safe collision detection, making the LBR Med HRC-compliant.

IERA Award winner 2018

LBR Med data at a glance

LBR Med 7 R800 LBR Med 14 R820
LBR Med 7 R800 LBR Med 14 R820
Max. total payload
7 kg
14 kg
Number of axes
Wrist variant
In-line wrist
In-line wrist
Mounting flange A7
DIN ISO 9409-1-A50
DIN ISO 9409-1-A50
Installation position(s)
Pose repeatability (ISO 9283)
±0.1 mm
±0.15 mm
Axis-specific torque accuracy
± 2 %
± 2 %
Max. reach
800 mm
820 mm
25.5 kg
32.3 kg
Protection rating
IP 54
IP 54
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