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
On June 26th, 2016, KUKA Systems and KUKA Robotics France participated on the second open golf tournament for automotive manager. In addition to all French automobile manufacturers French representatives of OEMs all over the world participated too. Employees of Renault, Peugeot, Volvo Trucks, Maserati, Lexus, Citroen, DFKS, Mini and many more took part.   In the second edition of the tournament about 120 participants gave their best on the golf course. Renault and Peugot came back on the podium.   KUKA robot: The best caddy at all During the day, a productive exchange between golfers and future golfers took place. In addition to expert talks there was a lot of time to successfully use their golf skills to make some tees. When teeing up a small model of robot actively supported and handed the ball. The best caddy at all – of course, a KUKA Robot.   With sportsmanship to the next golf tournament The sportsmanship was awakened, so the players decided after the award ceremony and social gathering, to meet again in 2017 – one year before the Ryder Cup in France.   The lucky winners of the golf tournament at the awards ceremony.   Bertrand Boutier KUKA Systems GmbH VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes... Read More
KUKA SYSTEMS DO BRASIL LTDA received the FORD Top Supplier Award 2016 in the category „Machine & Equipment“. The criteria in which we did our best were for example Compliance with the Program Working Conditions and our processing regarding costs and delivery time. As well our good relationship with Ford was important to win the prize. Antonio Cezar Molina, CEO of KUKA Systems do Brasil Ltda, explains: “This is the result of perfect team work to deliver the best service to our customer. Thanks to everybody for their hard work in this project and keep going on so good!” VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes... Read More
KUKA Systems not only won the award for Aligned Business Framework suppliers at FORD’s 17th World Excellence Awards, but the Purchasing team brought home an award of their own. KUKA Systems Purchasing Team was awarded the FORD Supplier Diversity Overachiever Award by Carla Preston, Directory of Supplier Diversity Development, in March 2015. The award was presented to the KUKA team and accepted on behalf of KUKA by Jason Hardy, KUKA Director of Supply Chain Management. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes... Read More
Spot landing

Spot landing

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A KUKA Industries team experienced a special success last week: The KUKA Genius, our new compact, modular friction welding machine was awarded with the Red Dot Design Award 2015 in the category product design. The Red Dot is a recognized quality seal for excellent design. Each year, an international jury of experts is awarding products of various categories from all over the world. From thousands of submissions, KUKA Genius could convince with its appealing design coupled with high functionality, as well as a simple and ergonomic operation. “Our friction welding machine could prevail among numerous other products and we are proud to belong to the best of this year with our machine”, says Harald Heinrich, project manager research and development. The process of friction welding uses the heat generated by friction to connect different materials. KUKA established this special form of press welding nearly 50 years ago as a new industrial joining process and developed it through such innovations as the short time and the positioned friction welding. With the new KUKA Genius comes a further step of innovation which offers a flexible and powerful solution for a wide product range to create friction welding processes. Behind this new development an interdisciplinary project team with more than 40 specialists out of all departments participated in the development of this new generation of friction welding machines. The claim: A simple, not overly complex solution should be realized, which would meet the wishes of our customers. This succeeded in the development of KUKA Genius. This individual solution is easy to install, is space-saving and can be configured according to special welding... Read More
Halesowen apprentice Bradley Norton has won a gold medal in the WorldSkills UK engineering competition. The 19-year-old, who is studying at Dudley College, beat nine other young engineers from around the country to come top in the advanced mechanical engineering CAD final. “During the competition, I just blanked everything out and concentrated on the project in hand. On the first day I completed all the tasks but the second day was much harder so I wasn’t expecting to win. It’s great to get a gold medal as it shows everyone how good you are,” he said. Engineering manager Stephen Reed added: “Since joining us, Bradley has really impressed as he picks up things very quickly. We couldn’t ask for a better apprentice.” Bradley is due to complete his HNC in engineering next summer and KUKA is set to sponsor his plans to do a degree in mechanical engineering at Birmingham University. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes... Read More
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