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Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design 2014

pp 373-380

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KUKA Robots On-Site

  • Stuart ShepherdAffiliated withKUKA Robotics Corporation Email author 
  • , Alois BuchstabAffiliated withKUKA Roboter GmbH

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Abstract

Within a relatively short time span, industrial robots have turned from an exclusive tool for high-end industries to a multifunctional machine for a wide range of users, from small and medium enterprises to architectural and industrial design offices. The demands of these users differ significantly of how robots are used in the automotive industry, with robots working on-site and even in the close proximity of human workers. New technological advances are required to cover these needs, from light-weight robots with an array of sensors to mobile platforms that can autonomously move heavy robotic arms with millimeter accuracy.

Keywords

KUKA Lightweight robot Soft robotics Mobile robot platform Robotic arms Man–machine collaboration Collaborative robotics