The KUKA-DLR Lightweight Robot arm - a new reference platform for robotics research and manufacturing

Conference: ISR/ROBOTIK 2010 - ISR 2010 (41st International Symposium on Robotics) and ROBOTIK 2010 (6th German Conference on Robotics)
06/07/2010 - 06/09/2010 at Munich, Germany

Proceedings: ISR/ROBOTIK 2010

Pages: 8Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Bischoff, Rainer; Kurth, Johannes; Schreiber, Günter; Koeppe, Ralf (KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsburg, Germany)
Albu-Schäffer, Alin; Beyer, Alexander; Eiberger, Oliver; Haddadin, Sami; Stemmer, Andreas; Grunwald, Gerhard; Hirzinger, Gerhard (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., Wessling, Germany)

Transforming research results into marketable products requires considerable endurance and a strong sense of entrepreneurship. The KUKA Lightweight Robot (LWR) is the latest outcome of a bilateral research collaboration between KUKA Roboter, Augsburg, and the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Wessling. The LWR has unique characteristics including a low mass-payload ratio and a programmable, active compliance which enables researchers and engineers to develop new industrial and service robotics applications with unprecedented performance, making it a unique reference platform for robotics research and future manufacturing. The stages of product genesis, the most innovative features and first application examples are presented.