Competition looking for smart, low-cost robotics applications

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Friday, 17 January, 2020

Competition looking for smart, low-cost robotics applications

Industrial plastics company igus is offering a €5000 prize to the winner of the ROIBOT Award for smart, low-cost robotics applications worldwide.

Robots are an indispensable part of industry. They take over dangerous as well as monotonous tasks and ensure the profitability of large players and family businesses alike. Above all, low-cost solutions are becoming increasingly popular in the field of small and medium-sized enterprises. Low-cost robots can easily handle simple tasks that do not require high precision and can operate 24/7. Employees can be used for more meaningful tasks and the company can become more competitive. The ROIBOT award from igus picks up on the trend towards low-cost robotics in the mid-sized sector. It honours very smart uses of cost-effective robotics.

This year, the competition is looking worldwide for existing low-cost robotics applications that have led to a quick return on investment (ROI). The robolink articulated arm robots, drylin delta robots and Cartesian robots from igus can be used. An expert jury consisting of members from research, specialist press and manufacturers will evaluate the concepts. Courage, refinement and the idea of optimisation will lead to a higher evaluation. The winner will receive prize money of €5000, second place will receive €2500 and third place will receive €1000. The deadline for submission is 15 March 2020.

The prize will be awarded by igus at automatica 2020 in Munich, a leading trade show for intelligent automation and robotics. The winners will receive a personal invitation, including accommodation. Participants can register on the website:

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