From youth research to robotic football – KUKA is involved in numerous initiatives promoting education, culture and society.
AeroSpace Lab youth research center
Getting pupils from all types of schools interested in science and technology – that is the goal of the AeroSpace Lab, a youth research center in southern Germany. Based on the five guiding principles – a holistic approach, fascination, cooperation, identification, and transfer – young people can experiment for themselves in this center and explore the world of science and technology.
KUKA supports this initiative that exposes young people to science and technology from an early age on.
KUKA’s many years of support for the “StarkStrom Augsburg e. V.” initiative of the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences testify to the company’s close association with the region’s educational and research institutions. For “Formula Student”, the students are constructing their own electric racing car and taking care of all tasks in the field of electromobility – from assembly to marketing. The entire initiative is accomplished while studying.
KUKA supports the students not only as a sponsor, but also directly by manufacturing components.
In the RoboCup, held at different venues each year, robots do battle with a soccer ball. Around 2,000 scientists and students from all over the world build, program and optimize their robots with the goal of reaching the final. A scientific robotics conference is held at the same time.
KUKA supports the hosting of the competitions in Germany – RoboCup German Open – in which teams compete for the championship titles in the junior leagues Rescue, Soccer and OnStage.
Specialist and research conferences
As a driver of innovation, KUKA uses its in-house Corporate Research department to bolster Germany as a business location and to push back the frontiers of research. Furthermore, KUKA is heavily involved in national and international research meetings, conferences and the exchange of scientific views, and is in close contact with numerous educational and research institutions.