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KUKA Deutschland Gmbh – KUKA

KUKA is a global automation corporation with sales of around 3.3 billion euro and roughly 14,000 employees. The company is headquartered in Augsburg, Germany. As one of the world’s leading suppliers of intelligent automation solutions, KUKA offers customers everything they need from a single source: from robots and cells to fully automated systems and their networking in markets such as automotive, electronics, metal & plastic, consumer goods, e-commerce/retail and healthcare.

In the JARVIS project, KUKA primarily focuses on workplace perception, developing AI-based algorithms capable of transforming raw data gathered from heterogeneous sensors into meaningful information. To enhance human-robot collaboration, the scene, such as a robotic cell, should be represented not only by a point cloud but should also contain semantic information. To achieve this, KUKA will tackle the problem of scene understanding and the detection of discrepancies or misplacements of parts. This can also contribute to preventing collisions between robots and humans. This development is evaluated through industrial use cases, particularly in the aeronautics industry by manufacturing passenger aircraft seats, and in the automotive industry by assembling hybrid car battery packs.