The Automate show this year, held in Detroit, U.S., from May 22 to 25, brought together the latest innovations and technologies in automation for North American manufacturers. The show featured more than 750 exhibits, covering more than 300,000 square feet, with 25,000 registrants.
While robotics displays were in abundance on the show floor, it was easy to spot motion control solutions, communications and networking components, data acquisition tools, AI solutions, options for industrial control and more along the many aisles spread out across four halls at Huntington Place Convention Center.
Manufacturers and systems integrators stopped by the many exhibitor booths to look at the latest innovations, network with suppliers and bag the literature on the plethora of products on display. Show attendees also had the option to attend the various conference tracks every day covering trending industry topics, including AI and smart automation, autonomous mobile robots, collaborative robots, automation applications and innovations, how to automate and more.
Automate 2023 had four keynotes this year, presented by Tom Izzo, Michigan State University basketball coach, Gregory Robinson, former director, NASA James Webb Space Telescope project, Barbara Humpton, president and CEO, Siemens Corporation USA and Jan Diekmann, technical account manager, Ericsson. Humpton’s keynote discussed how data can be used to simulate and optimize quality, cost, sustainability and overall business success.
The evenings were jubilant, filled with laughter and casual conversations. The Motor City Mingle opening reception on May 22 and the Automate Networking Party on May 23 were buzzing with excited chatter as attendees and exhibitors forgot about the exhausting day to have drinks and dinner with old industry friends and strangers.
As several exhibitors launched exciting products for the North American market during the event, interactive displays and innovative demos were a common sight along the aisles.
The Canadian presence was strong at this year’s show with more than 40 companies exhibiting their products and technologies. Companies like Kinova, Anubis 3D, OTTO Motors, Mecademic, Vention and Apera AI had large booths on the show floor to showcase their latest offerings.
When asked about their goal for Automate 2023, many exhibitors shared that they were at the show to increase their brand awareness, showcase their latest innovations and listen to what potential customers were looking for.
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