Micro-Factory for Laser Cutting

Invited by KUKA CEE to demonstrate the mass customization potential by including an industrial robotic arm and custom interface developed in house at Creative Robotics. Participants were invited to enter their own names or words as input that was then automatically cut on a Trotec Speedy laser cutter that is usually operated manually.


KUKA Agilus KR10R1100-2, KUKA mxAutomation for real-time control
Trotec Speedy 400 running Ruby, controlled via its REST API
Parametric pathplanning via McNeel Grasshopper/KUKA|prc and Rhino.Compute
Unity for user interaction and process flow control


  • Johannes Braumann, Moritz Rietschel, Karl Singline