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KUKA at ICRA 2023

The ICRA robotics conference was held in London from 29 May to 2 June. KUKA showcased an application from the medical sector there.

About the ICRA

The International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) is the flagship conference of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. The conference is one of the most important international events for the robotics community. Its aim is to bring together the world’s best researchers and the most important companies to share ideas and advances. For many years now, KUKA has been a sponsor at the ICRA, which is held annually at different locations.
Information about ICRA 2023.

KUKA at ICRA 2023

Together with Atlas Endoscopy, KUKA showcased robot-assisted magnetic endoscopy for pain-free colon cancer screening with the sensitive LBR Med cobot. The endoscope is navigated gently through the large intestine using “intelligent magnetic manipulation”, i.e. using an external magnet positioned by an LBR Med. Thanks to this innovative concept, the team won the KUKA Innovation Award in 2019.

At ICRA 2023, KUKA also jointly demonstrated with partners how the LBR Med can be used in sensitive tasks such as brain tumor biopsies. In the application, a tumor biopsy is simulated on a model with real-time tracking. As part of this, the user can insert the biopsy needle with the aid of the robot. The target and entry positions are planned in advance on the basis of computed tomography data and displayed on an interactive screen.