Over a period of seven months, more than 20 teams will be competing at the KUKA Student Award in France. Each team comprises one professor and four students. The ultimate goal is to conceive a 3D printed bridge with a newly developed 3D printing KUKA robot. For this educative project KUKA France has realized an innovative 3D printing head. The winner will be granted a KUKA industrial robot.
Building bridges with KUKA robots
Transferring the digital world into the real word
“Today’s young people are already well familiarized with the digital world through smartphones and tablet PCs. It is our goal to show them the possibilities of modern technology to create something real using digital means. It was therefore a very conscious decision to let the teams build a bridge, because that is exactly what they are learning: building a bridge between the numerical world and the real world“, says Christian Verbrugge, sales director for innovation and manufacturing at KUKA France. He is looking to arouse the participants‘ interest in the innovative world of robotics – a continuously growing industry in which qualified new employees will always be welcome. The winner team will be chosen in June 2017 with the first prize being an industrial robot by KUKA.