Partners and Sponsors

KUKA is a global automation corporation with sales of around € 3.5bn and approximately 14,200 employees. As a leading global supplier of intelligent automation solutions, KUKA offers its customers in the automotive, electronics, consumer goods, metalworking, logistics/e-commerce, healthcare and service robotics industries everything they need from a single source: from components and cells to fully automated systems. The KUKA Group is headquartered in Augsburg.

KUKA is the main and presenting sponsor of the lab. They provide ten LBR iiwa robots for use in the lab, including support for the robots. The LBR iiwa is a lightweight robot and the first series-produced sensitive industrial robot.

IPR is a research lab within the Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics (IAR) and is part of the Department of Informatics at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Research at IPR focuses on safe human-robot collaboration, path planning and control for robots, machine learning for robotics, as well as medical robotics.

IPR is setting up and developing the infrastructure of the Robot Learning Lab. A focus area of the research and development is the safe and secure execution of submitted programs by the robots in the lab. Furthermore, IPR is designing the projects users of the lab can work on.

With more than 9,000 employees and an annual budget of about EUR 785 million, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is one of the biggest research and education institutions worldwide and has the potential of reaching a top position in selected research areas on an international level. KIT aims to be an institution of top research, excellent scientific education, and a prominent location of academic life, life-long learning, comprehensive advanced training, unrestricted exchange of know-how, and sustainable innovation culture.

KIT financed the remodeling of the lab and provides office equipment. They also help with marketing.

Roboception GmbH develops software and hardware products for real-time perception and localisation of robotic systems. Roboception’s innovative sensor solutions enable customers across all robotic domains to generate real-time, time and location-dependent 3D data products and to equip robotic systems with robust and seamless infrastructure-free navigation. Following the concept of "Sense. Reason. Act.", 3D technologies such as object localization, recognition and scene analysis, robotic manipulation and application development complete the portfolio.

Roboception donated two rc_visard 160 cameras.

With 11,000 standard components SCHUNK offers the world's largest range of clamping technology and gripping systems from a single source and with 2,550 SCHUNK grippers, the broadest range of standard gripper components on the market. The entire gripping system portfolio comprises more than 4,000 components. The most important buyers are all those manufacturing companies which have assembly, handling and machining processes.

SCHUNK donated two EGL 90-CN grippers for use in the lab.