KUKA-OCTOPUZ Collaboration at ADM 2017
At the May 16-18 ADM 2017 show, OCTOPUZ had the pleasure of collaborating with KUKA Canada to bring the “Barista Robot” (a KUKA LBR iiwa 14 R820) to show attendees. The KUKA programmed with OCTOPUZ software drew custom designs on coffee cups for excited guests.
The LBR iiwa 14 R820 utilizes 7 axes in an RTCP (Remote-Tool-Centre-Point) application that brings the part to the stationary tool, in this case a coffee cup to a marker.
“This is a 14kg sensitive robot – it has very sensitive torque sensors in each of its 7 joints that can ”feel” the forces and torques that are applied on it at any given time. That is why I can press lightly on the robot and it gives. This robot is used in demanding applications like complicated assembly – for example, putting together automotive gears where the gears are very rigid and the robot needs to be compliant in order to fit them in the proper way. Because of their sensitivity, these robots have been used in medical research, for example suturing human tissue.” – Yarek Niedbala, Regional Sales Manager of KUKA Robotics Canada
OCTOPUZ is currently one of the only software solutions in the world that has the ability to program the unique new KUKA Sunrise controller and all 7 axes of the KUKA LBR iiwa 14 R820.