Automate 2017 show prepares to open to record crowds and highest exhibitor numbers

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The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) has been offering previews of Automate 2017, North America’s premier biennial event devoted to leading-edge technology and business innovation to be held at Chicago’s McCormick Place April 3-6.

This year’s show is over 40 percent larger than the last show in 2015 and features more than 400 exhibitors showing their latest technologies for the entire spectrum of the automation industry.

More than 20,000 attendees are expected to attend Automate 2017 from across the United States and more than 70 countries. Registration is free for attendees walking the show floor.

The Automate 2017 show and conference centers on the technology, innovation and automation solutions that are transforming manufacturing and service businesses globally.  Continue reading Automate 2017 show prepares to open to record crowds and highest exhibitor numbers

Universal Robots to showcase expanding ecosystem of solutions at Automate 2017

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Universal Robots to exhibit what it calls “7th axis capability” at this year’s Automate event. 

The collaborative robots maker will also exhibit new force torque sensors, augmented reality-assisted assembly, and a wide range of other new partner solutions certified to work with UR robots through the Universal Robots+ platform.

Occupying one of the largest booths at Automate 2017 in Chicago, April 3-6, the cobot manufacturer will showcase more than 20 new Universal Robots+ products from 14 different developers.  Continue reading Universal Robots to showcase expanding ecosystem of solutions at Automate 2017

Automate 2017 to host US-China robotics forum

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The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) has organised a joint US-China Robotics Forum to be held April 4 at the Automate 2017 Show and Conference at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

The forum will bring together A3’s Robotic Industries Association, the leading North American robotics industry trade organization, and its counterpart, the China Robot Industry Alliance.

According to the World Robotics Report 2016, published by the International Federation of Robotics, China has significantly expanded its leading position as the largest robotics market in the world purchasing 27 per cent of the total supply in 2015.  Continue reading Automate 2017 to host US-China robotics forum

HIT Robot Group to showcase products at Automate 2017 for the first time

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Hit Robot Group’s new drone. Picture: Xinhua

HIT Robot Group, which claims to be China’s leading robotics manufacturer, will make its debut appearance at Automate 2017, the largest show of robots and automation technology in North America.

The company will bring its latest smart factory model of robot and hopes Automate will provide a platform for seeking global partners.

Hosted by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) every other year, Automate is one of the top 10 manufacturing shows in the US.

This year the event will take place at McCormick Place in Chicago from April 3rd to April 6th, and will attract big names in the automation industry like ABB, Denso and Kawasaki.  Continue reading HIT Robot Group to showcase products at Automate 2017 for the first time

ATI to showcase wide range of new products and solutions at Automate 2017

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The 2017 Automate Show and Conference takes place at Chicago’s McCormick Place April 3-6, and is a biennial event boasting the largest showcase of solutions-based automation technologies in North America.

Companies from around the globe will represent a wide variety of industries ranging from automotive manufacturing to telecommunications.

Whether you are researching automation technology, seeking to grow your customer base, or exploring new automation solutions, Automate 2017 makes it possible.

One of the companies which plans to make a big show at the Automate Show this year is ATIContinue reading ATI to showcase wide range of new products and solutions at Automate 2017

Distec and Red Lion Controls host event to demonstrate smart factory technology

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Industrial computing specialist Distec is partnering with industrial automation and networking expert Red Lion Controls to host a smart factory day on March 28, 2017.

The event, which will be held at the De Vere Cranage Estate in Cheshire, UK is designed to give plant managers an overview of the benefits of smart factory technology.

The day will feature speakers discussing their experiences using the latest automation technology to build smart factory environments.

Plant managers and engineers can also view live demo kits to get a hands-on experience of the automation technology that’s helping to build the current and next generation of smart factory. Technical staff will also be on hand to answer questions about the technology and its use in factories.  Continue reading Distec and Red Lion Controls host event to demonstrate smart factory technology

Win a full-event ticket to Hannover Messe – 10 available

Planning to go to Hannover Messe

Maybe we can help. Here’s a chance for you to win a ticket to Hannover Messe, courtesy of the good people organising the world’s leading industrial trade show.

This is a full-event ticket, which will give you access for the whole week.

The event is held is in Hannover, Germany from April 24th to 28th, 2017.

We are giving away 10 tickets in this competition, and the first 10 people to answer the question, below, will be sent an email with instructions on how to claim their winning ticket.

Here’s that question:

  • In which German city is the Messe being held? 

First 10 people to email the correct answer win one ticket each. Competition ends midnight London time, February 15th, 2017. Winners will be notified as soon as possible.

Good luck.

Email address to send it to: sales@roboticsandautomationnews.com

Artificial intelligence takes centre stage at World Economic Forum

Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, at Davos 2017
Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, at Davos 2017

In a number of talks and statements at this year’s World Economic Forum, held in Davos, Switzerland, artificial intelligence has been taking centre stage, with many saying that while no one really knows the limit of the technology, it has already had profound effects on business and society.

One of Google’s original founders, Sergey Brin, said he looked at AI a few years back, and didn’t really know AI would develop to the extent it has done.

“I didn’t pay attention to it at all, to be perfectly honest,” he said in a discussion at WEF. “Having been trained as a computer scientist in the 90s, everybody knew that AI didn’t work. People tried it, they tried neural nets and none of it worked.”  Continue reading Artificial intelligence takes centre stage at World Economic Forum

Hannover Messe: Strengthening integrated industry

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CeMat 2018 has been integrated with Hannover Messe in what the organisers describe as a “strong partnership” 

CeMat is the world’s largest trade fair for intralogistics and supply chain management, and next year’s event will benefit from the partnership with the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology, Hannover Messe. 

CeMat 2018 will  will take place at the Hannover Exhibition Center, in conjunction with Hannover Messe, which is the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology.

Dr Jochen Köckler, managing board member at Deutsche Messe, parent company of Hannover Messe, says: “Teaming CeMat up with Hannover Messe forms a strong partnership which will benefit CeMat by allowing them to reach even greater numbers of top industry decision-makers from around the world.  Continue reading Hannover Messe: Strengthening integrated industry

Hannover Messe: And Polska has won it!

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lockPoland is this year’s partner country for Hannover Messe, the world’s most influential industrial trade show. 

Last year’s partner country was USA, and President Barack Obama was the guest of honour. The year before that, it was India, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, welcomed as usual by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

So, following on from the one of the world’s most populous nations, and then the world’s most powerful, Poland and its leaders have a lot to live up to. Continue reading Hannover Messe: And Polska has won it!

MTA 2017 to spotlight new technologies with specialised zones

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In a global manufacturing outlook report, 49 per cent of manufacturers surveyed were reported to be investing six per cent of their revenues in research and development and innovation, in a push to transform their businesses.

Asian manufacturing companies surveyed exhibited the highest investment expectations, with a majority of respondents from China, Japan and India indicating they would spend more than six per cent of their revenues on technology and innovation.

Twenty-five per cent of the respondents have already poured investment in avant garde technologies such as 3D printing.  Continue reading MTA 2017 to spotlight new technologies with specialised zones

Robots at CES: They’re coming in too fast

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Honda’s Asimo robot, at CES a couple of years ago

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show is all set to be the biggest one yet for robotics. 

With recent advances in artificial intelligence, combined with newly affordable sensors and other materials required to make the machines, robots are no longer going to be a rarity at any tech event.

In the past, if they’ve been seen at events, robots usually appear at specially designed shows for their kind. But now, they’re everywhere and they’re threatening a total takeover.  Continue reading Robots at CES: They’re coming in too fast

Robotics and Automation News chosen as Hannover Messe media partner

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the opening ceremony of Hannover Messe
US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at Hannover Messe

After the tremendous success of Hannover Messe 2016, for which the United States was the official partner country, the profile of German and European industry has reached new heights.

Both the leaders of the US – President Barack Obama – and Germany – Chancellor Angela Merkel – were special guests at last year’s event, which was the most well-attended ever.

This year, Hannover Messe will be even bigger. As well as growing in popularity, the event will now combine CeMAT, the trade show for the logistics industry.  Continue reading Robotics and Automation News chosen as Hannover Messe media partner

CES: What’s in it for me?

The Consumer Electronics Show will be on soon. January 5-8, in Las Vegas, US. If you’re one of the lucky people going along, send us a picture or note about your highlights of the event. 

As a preview to the show, we find out from Infineon, one of the leading chipmakers for the auto market, what their view of the highlights will be, not just at CES, but also for the year ahead.

Infineon is probably going to face much more intense competition this year, mainly because of Qualcomm’s entrance into the auto marketContinue reading CES: What’s in it for me?

China to publish standards to regulate industrial robot industry

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The Chinese government is to publish technical standards to regulate its growing industrial robot manufacturing sector, according to a report on China.org.cn

Speaking at the 2016 China Robot Industry Conference on Wednesday, the deputy director of the Ministry of Industry’s Equipment Industry Department, Sun Feng, says the standards will cover aspects such as product quality, research and development capabilities, staff qualifications, sales practices and social responsibility.

The website also reports that Sun said the ministry will also launch pilot projects for service robots and set standards for those as well.  Continue reading China to publish standards to regulate industrial robot industry