KUKA today introduced hosted-services software it said “securely transforms robot data into insightful information accessible from any device at anytime.
“The Internet of Robotics – recently a vision of the future – now has a name: KUKA Connect,” the company said. The software lets customers “easily access and analyze their KUKA robots’ data on any device, anywhere at any time,” it added.
“KUKA Connect … provides the proper foundation and building blocks for instant access to important data and characteristics of KUKA robots,” Andy Chang, director of product marketing Americas, said in prepared remarks. “Through the KUKA Connect platform, customers can focus to bring products to market faster, adapt to regulatory requirements, increase efficiency, and most importantly, rapidly innovate.”
Built on open global standards, KUKA Connect “securely leverages cloud computing technologies and big data analytics to provide customers maximum visibility into their connected KUKA robots. With this visibility, customers are able to react and respond to information received and optimize their automation process,” the firm said.
KUKA Connect is a subscription-based platform that requires no software installation and provides customers “immediate access to new features and functionalities,” KUKA said. “This platform also enables an ecosystem of additional KUKA and third-party apps that further enhance the overall KUKA Connect experience.”