Kuka Robot Design Award

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There is a good amount of thought and effort that goes into designing robotics. While it might be enough to make something durable that functions as it was intended, it’s something else entirely to incorporate a wholly pleasing sense of aesthetic design in to the creation of said robotics.

Form, Function and Robots

Here the Quantec Ultra Pens out a book in a digitalized style of calligraphy, art making art. Photo Taken By: Brett Jordan
Here the Quantec Ultra Pens out a book in a digitalized style of calligraphy, art making art.
Photo Taken By: Brett Jordan

Every year since the 1950’s awards have been presented for Industrial Design, Robotics / Bionics being just one of many categories for the is prestigious honor. This past year, KUKA has taken home the prize for their innovative and beautiful design for the KR Quantec Ultra, shutting out all other robots in the industry. One of the most important critiques for this award is the design of a product that is able to enrich society and peoples lives for the better.

Better, Faster, Stronger

Here the Quantec Ultra Pens out a book in a digitalized style of calligraphy, art making art. Photo Taken By: Brett Jordan
Photo by Marc Wathieu

KUKA USA has taken a huge step forward with the design for the Quantec Ultra. Not only is it sleeker and more durable than other robots of it’s kind but it’s is incredibly versatile. The Quantec is more than capable of handling several different manufacturing jobs at high intensity and pinpoint accuracy. Not only is it capable of doing these jobs efficiently but the Quantec Ultra is also capable of working in conditions and with chemicals and compounds that are less than desirable for humans. Going to show that it can, indeed, make the world a little better.

More Than Just an Award

Robot written text
Photo by Marc Wathieu

While the Good Design award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, is probably the highest honors that could be conferred to an industrial company, it goes beyond that. Earning this achievement signifies a dedication to a pursuit of innovation and design and a commitment to making a quality product. Something KUKA has not only achieved with the Quantec Ultra, but strives for with every product they produce.

William Toth is a freelance writer from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he has been published on a wide range of topics on the web ranging anywhere from robotic integration to design.