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KUKA robots are the best of the best in the contest for the “red dot award”

KR 5 arc - red dot: best of the best
Essen/Augsburg, July 2010 – Once again, several KUKA robots have won the globally acclaimed “red dot award”. Three products of the Bavarian manufacturer of industrial robots are among this year’s winners of the award: the KR 5 arc HW and KR 700 PA robots were honored with the coveted red dot. The KR 5 arc was even distinguished with the “red dot: best of the best” for outstanding design quality.

At a formal gala of honor at the Aalto Theater in Essen on 5 July 2010, industrial designer Mario Selic and a KUKA development team were personally awarded the high distinction for the KR 5 arc robot. “Its reduced and clearly defined design creates a powerful and athletic impression,” was the verdict of the high-caliber panel of judges with regard to the KR 5 arc, which is used primarily for arc welding tasks. “Its fluid movements fascinate the observer.”


Internationally established design award

Since 1995, the Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen has been awarding its famous “red dot” to outstanding examples of international product design. The “red dot award” is presented by a panel of experts in recognition of products embodying significant design quality. The decisive criteria include the degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomic aspects and ecological compatibility. The red dot design museum in Essen is showcasing the award-winning KUKA robots along with the other winners in a special exhibition “A Day by Design” from 6 July to 1 August 2010.