Award ceremony via video stream
An international jury selected the winner of the award during Hannover Messe 2021. In a virtual ceremony, Dr. Kristina Wagner, Vice President Corporate Research, presented the award. "AI and machine learning, especially in combination with robotics, open up a wide range of new possibilities and new fields of application - so there's a lot of potential for KUKA. That's why this year's KUKA Innovation Award was all about artificial intelligence. And we received impressive concepts from all over the world."
After the preliminary round, five international teams were in the finals of the competition, which was broadcast entirely digitally due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The finalists were provided with KUKA robots free of charge to implement their ideas and were accompanied by experienced KUKA experts throughout the competition.
The teams presented their applications digitally at the virtual Hannover Messe. All presentations can be found on the KUKA trade fair platform kuka-iimotion.com. In addition, you can find an overview of all finalists of the Artificial Intelligence Challenge 2021 here.