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Automate Show Special News Coverage

Automate Show
May 6 – 9, 2024
McCormick Place, 2301 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Chicago, Illinois
Automate is the largest trade show in North America dedicated to robotics and automation, claims the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), which organizes the event. This year's show will feature more than 800 exhibitors and 200 speakers. A3 said it expects over 25,000 attendees.

Automate Show in the news

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Association for Advancing Automation celebrates 50th anniversary
Expanding since 1974 to represent over 1,280 member companies, A3 commemorated 50 years of advancing automation and robotics technologies in January 2024.

Advantech Presents Valor Workstations and Computing to Power Industrial Automation, Mobile Robots
Advantech has presented its IoT technology with partners at recent trade shows including Automate to demonstrate how they can provide control and long-term support.

Top 10 Noteworthy Robotic Systems at Automate 2023
Automate 2023 highlights included a skin-like add-on for industrial robot arms, high-paylod cobots, and a new wireless charging system designed for smaller mobile robots.

Automate 2023 Recap, AI Ethics, and the ‘Receding Horizon’ Problem
Automate 2023 featured interesting discussions around the future of AI and robotics, ethical development, and the growing demand for automation, writes ffVC's Oliver Mitchell.

Automate 2023 Shows Renewed Focus on Manufacturing, Partnerships, and Data as a Differentiator
Automate 2023 featured hundreds of exhibitors, and Robotics 24/7 spoke with many of them, as well as attendees and speakers to cull the latest manufacturing trends.

Dobot Launches New Cobot Line at Automate 2023
Dobot has launched a new cobot series that features harmonic drive reducers and electromagnetic brakes to help increase safety.

Roberta Nelson Shea of Universal Robots Receives Engelberger Award for Her Contributions to Robot Safety
Roberta Nelson Shea received the Engelbarger Award for Application at Automate 2023 for her contribution to global robotics safety efforts across her 40-year career.

ForwardX Launches Heavy-Duty AMR for North American Market at Automate 2023
ForwardX Robotics is showcasing the Lynx on the Automate show floor.

Techman Robot Introduces New High-Payload Cobot at Automate 2023
Techman Robotics' new cobot has a payload capacity of 25 kg (55 lb.), making it useful in automotive settings.

Robot Sales in North America Increase by 12%, Reports IFR
The International Federation of Robotics noted that the automotive industry has driven demand for robots across North America in 2022, followed by electronics and metals and machinery.

Soft Robotics Demonstrates mGripAI for Food Handling at Automate 2023
Soft Robotics is showing in Detroit how its mGripAI has combined 3D vision, AI, and soft grippers to automate food handling and other applications.

Rainbow Robotics Showcases Cobot Arms at Automate 2023 as Part of North American Expansion
Rainbow Robotics is in Detroit this week with its lineup of affordable collaborative robot arms. It has signed a distributor agreement with Cascara Robotics.

Locus Robotics Shows Off Heavy Payload Vector and Max at Automate 2023
Locus Robotics is showing its heavy-duty and highly maneuverable autonomous mobile robots, as well as its LocusONE platform for warehouses at Automate 2023 in Detroit.

OTTO Motors Launches Dealer Program to Support Customers Throughout North America
OTTO Motors' new certified dealer program includes Toyota Material Handling Systems, Eastern Lift Truck Systems Group, MH Equipment, and more.

Kawasaki Robotics Takes Automate Attendees Through Time With Its Robots
Kawasaki Robotics said it is showing at Automate how it has built robotics expertise for decades, with systems for welding, parts inspection, and tire changing.

What is Automate? Attendees explain why YOU should attend the Automate Show

Over 30,000 people attended the 2023 Automate Show—and we asked many of them one simple question. What is Automate? Judging by the answers, it’s a safe bet we’ll see many of them again in Chicago.

What can you find at Automate? See amazing new technologies at Automate 2024

With 365,000+ square feet of show floor space to explore and 800+ exhibitors to meet, it’s no surprise that the Automate Show has automated solutions for everyone. Attendees can see the latest technologies in robotics, 3D vision, motion control and more. But what do those new solutions look like? Our exhibitors are here to tell you.

Automate 2024: North America’s biggest Automation event is on its way

Automate has it all. It’s the most important automation gathering in North America, drawing enthusiasts, exhibitors and experts alike from all over the world. And best of all, attendance is totally free. If you want to see the latest developments in automation and learn from the best in the business, join us at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, USA from May 6–9.