Specialist jury will award €5,000 by Igus for innovative automation solutions at the 2020 Automatica in Munich
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. Above all, low-cost solutions are becoming increasingly popular as majority of the small and medium-sized enterprises are always on a hunt for simple automation as well as quick return on investments.
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 withstand the competition. The ROIBOT award from Igus picks up on the trend towards low-cost robotics in the mid-sized sector.
The potential offered by cost-effective automation is demonstrated by the new ROIBOT Award. It characterises exciting Low Cost Robotics applications. In particular, low-cost automation solutions such as delta robots, Cartesian robots or articulated arm robots from Igus are enabled here by the use of plastic.
An expert jury consisting of members from research, specialist press and manufacturers will evaluate the concepts. The winner will receive prize money of €5,000, second place will receive €2,500 and third place will receive €1,000. The deadline for submission is 15th March 2020. The prize will be awarded by igus at the 2020 automatica in Munich, the leading trade show for intelligent automation and robotics.
This year, the competition is looking worldwide for existing Low Cost Robotics applications, which have led to a quick return on investment (ROI). The robolink articulated arm robots, drylin delta robots and Cartesian robots - the so-called linear robots - from igus can be used.