KUKA Robotics Showcases New Wireless Robot Control Concept at ATX Expo

Wii Wireless Controlled Robot Concept Demonstrates Advancements in Human/Robot Interaction

Clinton Township, Michigan - January 29, 2007 - KUKA Robotics Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of industrial robots, today announced it will be demonstrating a new wireless robot control concept on their booth #4139 at ATX West Expo in Anaheim, CA February 13-15, 2007. The company will be showcasing an application using a KR16 robot and KRC 2 Controller being controlled by individuals utilizing a Wii controller & Bluetooth technology. This concept cell was designed to show the next step in the trickle down of robotic technology to consumers from the industrial robot market.

"KUKA is committed to the advancement of robotic technology in both the industrial and consumer arenas. The development of more intelligent and easy to operate robots will begin to drive the development of more capable service robots for applications such as medical and ultimately for consumer use in individuals' homes," said Kevin Kozuszek, director of marketing for KUKA Robotics Corporation. "This concept cell is an example of the next step forward towards improved control and interface capabilities between humans and robots."

As the consumer and service robotic sector continues to expand new technologies will be vital in the development of products designed specifically with the consumer in mind. This concept cell, developed by KUKA System Partner SEIS Group, Inc of Huntington Beach, California, using the KUKA KR 16 robot with a Wii controller is one such example. Attendees to the company's booth will be able to personally experience the cell's easy to use wireless robot control capabilities. To view a video of the application cell go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qEotHQgUsg. More information on SEIS can be found on their website at www.seis-group.com.

KUKA Robotics Corporation, with its parent company KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsburg, Germany, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of industrial robots, with an annual production volume approaching 10,000 units, and an installed base of over 75,000 units. The company's 5 and 6 axis robots range from 3kg to 570kg payloads, and 635mm to 3700mm reach, all controlled from a common PC based controller platform. KUKA robots are utilized in a diverse range of industries including the appliance, automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, logistics, food, pharmaceutical, medical, foundry and plastics industries and in multiple applications including material handling, machine loading, assembly, packaging, palletizing, welding, bending, joining, and surface finishing. For more information contact KUKA Robotics at 866-873-5852 or visit their website at www.kukarobotics.com.

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