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Jakob Berghofer

Jakob Berghofer

KUKA - Product Manager

Jakob Berghofer is a product manager at KUKA specializing in advanced robotic systems. In this role, he drives the transformation to KUKA’s new operating system – Sunrise.OS – for industrial robots and is responsible for KUKA’s LBR iiwa, a sensitive lightweight robot suitable for human-robot collaboration. Prior to this role, Berghofer was responsible for the KUKA youBot – a mobile manipulator for education and research – where he worked closely with researchers from different parts of the world on future applications for industrial robots. He also held a position on KUKA’s medical robotics team where he focused on robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery. Berghofer graduated from the Technical University of Munich with a degree in mechanical engineering and concentration on mechatronic systems, specifically robots.

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