Posts made in June, 2017


Interview with the winner Team RAS: In your opinion, why should young researchers take part in the KUKA Innovation Award? First of all it is a lot of fun. You stay together almost two weeks with researchers from all over the world and with robotic experts from KUKA which is one of the main benefits. Secondly, the award accelerates the technical readiness of your innovation. Having an innovation continuously running on a fair is something totally different from having it running in the lab. The videos KUKA produce are of an outstanding quality, made by experts, and you can use them for advertising your innovation possibly for the next few years. Finally, you get valuable feedback during a lots of discussions with possible users and world leading robotic researchers, which you can use to further improve your innovation.   What was your most exciting moment during the competition? The moment directly before the announcement of the winner was of course the most exciting moment during the competition. Every team has worked very hard and invested a lot of time to win the KUKA Innovation Award. At this moment, it was completely unpredictable who of them may win, since they are all worthy winners.   What has changed for you since winning the Innovation Award in April 2017? Our goal is to bring the Airbag from research into the market in order to make human robot collaboration safe. Winning the KUKA Innovation Award is one of the best accelerators you can imagine for achieving this long-term goal. The fair and the valuable presentation of our idea within the KUKA booth led to a... Read More
“With Abt, we have a Partner who is innovative and just as we are technologically very sophisticated. I look forward to the cooperation.” -KUKA-CEO Dr. Till Reuter according to the agreement with ABT-Chef Hans-Jürgen Abt.- The Formula-E is based on pure electric motors and thus technically new ways are created to work more economically, more environmentally friendly and more sustainable. These new standards in Motorsport proved itself in a short period of time as an attractive racing series. Another special feature of electric motors is that they work much more efficiently. With an efficiency of approx. 100% of the electric motors, it is significantly higher than that of the Formula 1 engines. These goals and technological challenges can be found in the KUKA AG, this is due to the reason why Daniel Abt is an ideal partner for the KUKA AG. Since February 2017, he has been sponsored by KUKA. This partnership is symbolized by the KUKA logo on the nose of the ABT Schaeffler FE02 as well as in the box. Daniel Abt is one of the youngest German drivers with his age of 23 and has the starting number 66. With this innovative technology, Daniel Abt was in particular challenged by the clever using of available energy quantities of the Formula-E. He is one of the most popular pilots in the racing world, especially because of his always open and friendly manner. Already in the second season he attract attention for his three reached podium places. In 2009 he won the ADAC Formel Masters and 2010 he became runner up of the Formula 3. One highlight of the racing season was the gained second... Read More