KUKA youBot @ ICRA 2013
From 06. 05. 13 till 10.05.13 the KUKA youBot was displayed at the international robotics congress ICRA 2013 in Karlsruhe. Take a look at some impressions of the week.
KUKA youBot @ Hannover Trade Fair
At the Hannover trade fair, the KUKA youBot attracted a lot of attention. Not only robotics researchers and developers, but also students and manufacturers were drawn to the booths presenting the KUKA youBot.
We wish all our youBot friends, robotics researchers and developers a HAPPY EASTER!
We got this great video from the Robotics and Perception Group, AI Lab, University of
Zurich. Thank you!
Fun in Mobile Manipulation
KUKA and youBot Store launch an initiative, "Fun in Mobile Manipulation" to promote education in mobile manipulation on the undergraduate and
Participants in the initiative will be typically research groups and
labs in universities and public research facilities, which are willing
to organize an one-week programming marathon ("hackathon") for under-
graduate or graduate students around mobile manipulation at large.
Participants will get a KUKA youBot on a loan basis *free of cost* for a
period of four weeks. They will only have to cover the cost for shipping
and insurance of the youBot and for hosting a group of students in their
The concept for the event is rather simple:
For a whole week, the students should be allowed and encouraged to
develop cool software on one of the most recent and versatile robot
system: the KUKA youBot. Ideally there should be no limits to their
creativity but, of course, the host can encourage the students to look
into specific applications or technical issues. Pictures, videos, and
reports on earlier events can be found with Google (youbot + hackathon).
The second series of the youBot HACKATHONS organized during the second European Robotics Week has become a major students attractor. The three hackathons in Germany, one at the Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Science, one at the Institute for Software & Systems Engineering, Augsburg University and one at the Bundeswehr University in Munich, attracted around 40 undergraduate students. One might think, that the students did what the title of the event implicates: one week of wild hacking. Far wrong. The only thing that was wild were the self-chosen tasks.