“Our time is characterized by major global challenges such as climate protection, supply chain resilience, lack of specialists, and the establishment of digital production facilities Rocking Robots sat down with Anja Schneider, Exhibition Director of automatica, to discuss the growing significance of automatica as the world’s leading exhibition for intelligent automation and robotics, and the rapidly evolving role of robotics in organizations.
The growing significance of automatica reflects the rapidly evolving role of robotics in organizations. The exhibition will in Munich will showcase the latest trends and innovations in the industry, providing visitors with a comprehensive overview of the current developments in robotics. The focus on intelligent automation and digital networking will offer solutions to global challenges such as climate protection, supply chain resilience, and the establishment of digital production facilities.
The event offers visitors the world’s most comprehensive overview of automation technology components and systems, and an exciting supporting program providing real added value. The upcoming automatica, taking place from June 27-30, 2023, promises to be even more exciting, co-located with LASER World of PHOTONICS for the first time and featuring a diverse range of market leaders.
“In 2022, automatica was held as an on-site event for the first time in four years”, Anja Schneider says. “For us as organizers, as well as for exhibitors and visitors, it was of course a great experience that the industry could meet again live in one place. Thanks to the ‘out of schedule’ date of June 27-30, 2023, automatica will be co-located with LASER World of PHOTONICS—for even more synergies and contacts. After that, the familiar recurrence every two years will be reinstated. We look forward to continuing the positive result from last year in 2023.“
Talking on how this event reflects the rapidly evolving role of robotics in organisations, she says:” Intelligent automation and robotics are the focus of automatica. Therefore, we also reflect the current developments on the market in the exhibition area and in the supporting program. Those who visit the automatica will thus receive a comprehensive overview of innovations and trends in the field of robotics. Among others, the following market leaders will participate in the fair: Agile Robots, ABB, COMAU, FANUC, epson, Kawasaki, KUKA, Neura Robotics, Stäubli, Universal Robots and YASKAWA.“
Visitors can expect to encounter abroad spectrum of topics, but there are some main trends and challenges that will be covered: “Our time is characterized by major global challenges such as climate protection, supply chain resilience, lack of specialists, and the establishment of digital production facilities. One thing is clear: It takes smart automation and digital networking to make production dependencies economical and sustainable without risky dependencies.
automatica offers concrete solutions within the framework of its trend topics “Digitization and AI”, “Future of Work”, and “Sustainable Production”. And since robots are becoming increasingly cost-effective and easier to handle, they are getting more attractive for SMEs and less automated industries as well. The focal points in 2023 will include mobile robots and service robotics“
She concludes on the desired take-away for the visitors this year: “automatica gives you the world’s most comprehensive overview of automation technology components and systems. And a supporting program providing real added value. Find out what the world’s leading robotics and AI experts have to say on the munich_i Hightech Summit. Ready to test a mixed fleet of AGVs? Our new showcase “Mobile Robots in Production” featuring AGV Mesh-Up provides insights – in a battery production logistics application context for the first time.“
“Discover the “Service Robot City” pavilion offering an exciting overview of the numerous application fields for service robots such as Health, Hospitality, Retail, Work, and Inspection & Monitoring. With its exciting robotics exhibits from the fields of cobots and no-code, the “TestZone” offers automation newcomers a unique opportunity to experience several innovative robotics and automation applications live and up close. And above all: to try them out for themselves.“
This year Rocking Robots is official media partner of automatica, and will report from this event on site.