Current topics from the world of research

Research projects, appearances at international conferences and congresses: Take a look at our most recent topics on a regular basis to keep yourself up to date.


Robotics and automation are among the most exciting and most future-oriented areas of research. Find out here what KUKA is currently working on together with renowned universities and institutions in European-sponsored projects.

Upcoming events

As a technology leader, KUKA is represented at the most internationally influential conferences and trade fairs every year. Through projects and cooperative ventures, KUKA showcases innovative technologies in connection with the latest approaches from research.

Past events


automatica is the flagship fair for intelligent automation and robotics. It brings together the world’s largest offering of industrial and service robotics, assembly systems, industrial image processing systems and components, and takes place in Munich every 2 years.


ERF - European Robotics Forum

The most important European networking event for robotics brings together representatives from research and industry in order to discuss the latest robotics topics and to network.

ERW - European Robotics Week

European Robotics Week is held annually throughout Europe in the last week of November. The European research community euRobotics initiated the themed week to educate the public about robotics.

ICRA - International Conference on Robotics and Automation

The IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) is one of the leading events of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and the most important robotics and automation conference, with workshops, discussions and exhibitions for researchers from around the world.

KUKA Innovation Award

KUKA organizes the Innovation Award each year. The competition gives participants the opportunity to implement their ideas on a specific topic in robotics and to present them at one of the leading German trade fairs for automation.

IROS - International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems

The IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) is the leading conference in the field of robotics and the largest international event for researchers, companies and end users.

KUKA at IROS 2019


RoboCup is an annual robot soccer competition. In parallel to the competition, a congress takes place to enable an exchange of new scientific findings in the fields of artificial intelligence and robotics.

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