The KUKA automation group is celebrating its 125th birthday this year. As part of the European Robotics Week (ERW) from 20 to 24 November 2023, KUKA is offering children, young people and adults numerous opportunities to experience the fascination of robots for themselves in the anniversary year. Under the motto "We, you, all celebrate _become a robot star yourself", the long-established company from Augsburg has put together an exciting program.
From the KUKA Dance Challenge to a virtual plant tour: KUKA offers a program for all ages in its anniversary year
How will we live in 125 years? These are the questions that the youngest children should ask themselves and submit their ideas to the KUKA painting competition. The slightly older children and young people have a choice: get creative together with the dance group to the KUKA anniversary song "Keep on Moving", take part in the Robot Experience Day or take a virtual look behind the scenes of KUKA's robot production at the headquarters in Augsburg? Each event aims to provide answers to these questions, why we will need robots in the future, what they can do in the first place and where they are already being used today. One thing is certain: robots are becoming increasingly important for everyday working life and society.
Virtual evening lecture: Will houses soon come from the factory?
Will our apartments and houses soon come from the factory? Robots on construction sites are nothing new. Patrick Zech, Head of Incubator at KUKA Systems, will explain why KUKA is bringing the construction site into the factory in a virtual evening lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. entitled: "Houses from the Factory - How Robotics and Automation Meet Societal Challenges."
He will focus on how robotics and automation offer solutions to current societal challenges such as housing and skills shortages. Specifically, the aim is to build faster, cheaper and more environmentally friendly. In doing so, KUKA is leveraging the expertise it has built up over decades in the automotive industry. In the evening lecture, there will be a look behind the scenes, first insights into a real in-house factory and, of course, the opportunity to ask questions.
The European Robotics Week has been around since 2011
The European Robotics Week (ERW) is a Europe-wide action week around the topic of robotics. The aim of the week is to bring the general population closer to the topic of robotics, to arouse their interest or even to allay their fears. Initiator and main organizer of the European Robotics Week is the European association euRobotics. It calls on companies involved in robotics to participate in the campaign and organize a wide variety of events. The ERW was launched in 2011 by the European robotics community.