Automate 2019 to cover AI, IIoT and smart manufacturing in 100+ sessions

Wednesday February 06, 2019
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
February 6, 2019 – Automate 2019 takes place April 8-11, 2019 in Chicago, and organizers have announced a slate of conference sessions about automation around the theme Win the Future.

More than 110 sessions will explore how automation secures a company’s success in a world where artificial intelligence (AI), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), smart manufacturing, collaborative robots (cobots), machine vision and other innovations are rapidly shifting the dynamic of today’s manufacturing.

Sessions at Automate 2019 include the determining the ROI of automation, choosing a system integrator, safety implications of collaborative applications, the latest advances in 3D vision, cloud robotics and motion control for bin picking.

"Whether in the conference sessions or on the show floor, Automate brings together the people, players and technologies that are critical to advancing automation, including integrators tasked with helping manufacturers navigate the world of automation projects," says Jeff Burnstein, president of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), the show organizer. "As companies across all industries struggle to fill jobs now and into the next decade, the pressure to embrace automation has increased."

The conference also includes tracks with courses specifically designed to help attendees attain the Certified Vision Professional certifications (both basic and advanced) offered by Advancing Vision + Imaging (AIA), or the Certified Motion Control Professional-Basic certification offered by the Motion Control and Motor Association (MCMA). Attendees can take the course tracks and then take the written exams, or they can take the classes as part of their overall conference experience without taking the exams.

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