KUKA is a major manufacturer of industrial robots. Under the name KUKA Entertainment, the company also developed robotic rides for the amusement industry.
KUKA (Keller und Knappich Augsburg) is named after both founders (Keller & Knappich) and the city where the company was founded (Augsburg) and which still hosts the company's headquarters. KUKA started as welding company, and started working on robotics from the 1970's. In 2001, KUKA partnered with Robocoaster to develop the ride system by the same name, together with Dynamic Attractions. KUKA's work in the amusement industry is branded as KUKA Entertainment.