10 Materials Handling Robotics Takeaways From MODEX 2022

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Crowds come back to MODEX

​“Over 37,047 visitors connected with over 857 exhibitors across 405,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space,” said the Materials Handling Institute (MHI), which organizes MODEX. “This was the largest MODEX event to date for MHI, with 20% more visitors than the last pre-pandemic show—MODEX 2018.”

After lines to get in on Monday, March 28, Tuesday had the most people on the show floor. Whether attendees were greeting old friends or co-workers were meeting their teams for the first time after months of teleconference calls, the mood was upbeat.

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1. Crowds come back to MODEX

2. Technologies improve -- incrementally

3. Spring fever hits, as companies pair off

4. Robots reach new heights

5. Alternatives to automated storage abound

6. But don't count out ASRS just yet

7. Mobile robot vendors grow their fleets

8. Mobile manipulation picks its way forward

9. AI offers to make automation more approachable

10. Interoperability efforts continue

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