Planning for Robotics on the Smart Factory Floor

Conferences deal with establishing or upgrading automation systems

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 4, 2014 -- Conference sessions on automation will be featured during ATX (Automation Technology Expo) Midwest in Schaumburg, IL, just outside of Chicago, October 15-16, 2014. The sessions include: New Robotic Applications for the Smart Factory Floor, with discussion of planning and workforce training to ensure safe transitions; and Building and Designing a Robust Next Generation Robotics System.


In addition to these automation topics, there will be a full day of conference sessions on 3D printing and another full day on Industrial machine to machine (M2M), investigating how this disruptive technology of machines communicating with one another is enabling greater flexibility, efficiency, and connectivity of information. It will also deal with how to tackle the challenges that arise, such as security.

On the medical side, the MD&M Chicago conference will cover the latest innovations in medical device design, as well as technical training for the medical device industry. New this year is a full day devoted to the "Connected Digital Health."

These conferences and seminars, and more, will take place in conjunction with UBM Canon's co-located trade events: ATX Midwest (formerly known as Assembly & Automation Technology Expo), Design & Manufacturing Midwest, MD&M Chicago (medical design & development), and PLASTEC Midwest. These events bring together thousands of industry professionals to make connections, establish work relationships, and showcase the latest in technology and materials.

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