KUKA Robotics Corp. (Clinton Township, Mich.), a global manufacturer of industrial robots, announced it has donated $1.5 million to the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. The gift endows the KUKA Chair of Robotics to be held by international robotics expert Dr. Henrik Christensen. Also donated is a KUKA KR 15SL stainless steel robot to be used to develop automation solutions for various industries.
"KUKA is proud to support the College of Computing at Georgia Tech in their continued pursuit of advanced robotic solutions," said Leroy Rodgers II, president of KUKA Robotics Corporation. "Their interdisciplinary approach is unique in the robotics field, facilitating advanced developments in robotic applications and technology."
The donated KUKA KR 15 SL robot is a six-axis articulated robot made of stainless steel. The use of stainless steel and the robot’s high IP rating makes it suitable for all applications with stringent requirements for hygiene, sterility and absence of particles such as required in the food and beverage or medical industries.
Source: KUKA Robotics Corp.