KUKA Innovation Award 2019: The challenge
At the Innovation Award 2019 about 30 research teams from all over the world applied with their concepts on the topic of "Healthy Living". In order to turn their ideas into reality, KUKA provided the selected finalists with a KUKA lightweight robot and a 3D vision sensor from Roboception free of charge. This year, it was possible for the first time to use the LBR Med, the medical version of the sensitive lightweight robot, for the final. The LBR Med is the first robotic component certified worldwide for integration into medical products. In addition, the finalists received free hardware training and coaching from KUKA experts throughout the competition. The final of the Innovation Award took place at MEDICA 2019, the largest medical trade fair. Here, the finalists had the unique opportunity to present their work to the public, the specialist public, the media and, of course, the jury.