KUKA is a German manufacturer of industrial robots and solutions for factory automation. They are a leading manufacturer of industrial robots and solutions for factory automation, has created a self-standing robot that puts various parts together on the assembly line offering a wide range using the Microsoft IoT platform and Windows platform. KUKA staff are using Windows tablets and they have anywhere access to monitor the robot’s productivity and proactively respond to robot’s issues or malfunctions.
KUKA is showcasing their Intelligent Industrial Work Assistant (LBR iiwa), a sensitive and safe lightweight robot together with Microsoft in a smart factory solution. Using precise movements and sensor technology, the robot is able to perceive its surroundings way around a complex task like performing the delicate action of threading a tube into a small hole in the back of a dishwasher. Errors in the supply chain are addressed in real time through Windows tablets, making the automated process faster and easier. Through this demonstration, KUKA is highlighting how its LBR iiwa can collaborate with humans to jointly perform the task as peers working together without being controlled by a human or using a vision system.
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