KUKA Roboter GmbH (KUKA) is a member of KUKA Aktiengesellschaft (Augsburg) and is the market leader in Germany and Europe and the number two industrial robot supplier in the world. It grew out of the company Keller und Knappich (KUKA), which was founded in 1898.
The KUKA Robot Group has a close relation to both automotive customers and system integrators as full solution providers, yet the share of innovative non-automotive applications is increasing steadily.
Currently, KUKA robots are primarily used in the automotive and metal‐working industries. Recently, a trend towards closer cooperation between humans and machines and towards integration of sensors can be observed resulting in a significant increase in the functionality of robots. This has given rise to new fields of application in, around and beyond the automotive industry, e.g., assembly, but also new markets like entertainment and medical robotics, which are all areas covered by KUKA’s product range.