Innovative robotic concepts for the logistics of the future
A further exhibit focuses on the flexible gripping of unknown objects. Here, the LBR iiwa can easily handle objects of which it knows neither the weight nor the structural strength. The LBR iiwa lifts, rotates and tips over various objects without deformation or slippage. The Pick & Place application was jointly developed with the Università Vanvitelli in Italy as part of the ‘REFILLS’ EU project and is of particular interest for the area of logistics with its broad variety of products.
In the ‘SafeLog’ EU project, the Swiss logistics expert Swisslog – a subsidiary of KUKA – is concentrating on the collaboration between humans and robots in the area of automated warehouse logistics. Here, a special safety harness and an augmented reality application support the operator in performing warehouse tasks as well as with safe collaboration with the robot.