The first autonomous mobile robot conference sponsored by A3 and RIA is set for September this year in the US.
It is expected to attract key players in the burgeoning AMR market.
Sponsored by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) and the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the AMR Conference features a full day of sessions highlighting everything companies need to know about using AMRs to increase productivity and create lean operations in logistics, manufacturing, retail and other industries.
AMRs automate monotonous, repetitive and potentially injury-prone manual material transportation, freeing staff for higher-value activities. Unlike traditional, inflexible and expensive means of transporting materials, such as automated guided vehicles (AGVs), conveyor belts or forklifts, AMRs can be implemented without disrupting a building’s permanent infrastructure with wires or magnets added to the floor.
“Whether in manufacturing, logistics or even retail, AMRs are already proving to be a perfect tool for dynamic environments and on-demand automation,” said Jeff Burnstein, president of A3. “Conference attendees will learn how to deploy AMRs across myriad applications, learn first-hand how AMRs are changing businesses for the better, and network with leading players in the industry. We’re excited to hear what’s to come in this quickly growing market.”
The show will take place on September 17 in Louisville, Kentucky.