KUKA, based in Augsburg in Germany, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of industrial robots. Founded in 1898, in 2016 it was purchased by the Chinese holding Midea Group for the amount of 5 billion dollars. KUKA was the first company in the world to build an electrically controlled six-axis anthropomorphic robot, the FAMULUS in 1973. It offers robots of different sizes and load capacities, up to 1000 kg. In 1996 decided to use Windows as the basis for the operating system of its robots, going against the current compared to other manufacturers who used dedicated and internally developed platforms.
KUKA has also been a pioneer in making itself known even outside its sector, inserting its robots in Hollywood films and creating attractions for the public, such as the “Robocoaster®”.
Is defined a KUKA robot programmer someone who know the KUKA robotic system in all its parts, from electronics to mechanics, kinematics, experience in different robotic applications and expert knowledge of its advanced programming language called RAPID, someone to be able to develop programs using the full potential of the system.
For writing robot software, KUKA programmers use the KRL language, Kuka Robot Language. KRL is a complete, low-level language, excellent for programming complex applications. The KUKA specialist is capable of:
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