A number of industrial robots have been developed at Lola Institute, Lola Robots Factory, Lola Machine Tools Factory and Lola Deformation Machines Factory. The development and manufacturing of industrial robots started at Machine Tools Plant in 1980, while the earliest manipulators for machine tools handing, such as special lathes for turning of flying and lying crankshaft journals, were manufactured in 1974.
Lola Robots Factory was established in 1990.
The 5-axis industrial robot ILROT 5z was built in 1980. A two-handed pneumatic robot was also built then. The 6-axis versatile robot of revolute joint configuration LOLA 80, with the 80 kg payload capacity, was developed in 1986. Five such robots were installed in a robotic line for the production of JUGO FLORIDA car door. The robots performed spot welding and adhesive coating on the door. Similar robots, LOLA 50 and LOLA 100, were built later.
In Lola Robots Factory robot LOLA 15 was built, also with 6 revolute joints and with 15 kg payload capacity, intended for arc welding and other specific robotic applications. It is here that approximately 100 robots and manipulators were manufactured to perform specific robotic tasks, such as handling of special lathes, transfer lines, presses, storage and palletising of components in various industrial lines, packing in candy industry, spot and arc welding, paint spraying. They had 2 or 3 axes and were of joint or gantry machine tool configuration.
At Lola Institute and Lola Robots Factory, in the period 1991 - 1997, researchers developed an industrial robot controller and robot control language for robot control and automatic lines intended for the most complex robotic and industrial applications. The activities on language improvement have been going on all the time.