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Mar 3

Smart Factory: 11th Annual Global Robotics Congress

March 3 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Featured Discussions

  • Solving Labor Shortages with Robots

    Are you having difficulties finding qualified people to work in your factory?  Learn how collaborative robotics can help solve your workforce shortages. In this session, you will discover how collaborative robots (“cobots”) can add value to your company, boost productivity, and improve reliability. Cobots are industrial robots designed to work safely with and among your employees. This presentation will include video demonstrations of cobots used in real-world manufacturing environments and will provide opportunities to learn about the different applications suitable for cobots.

  • The Modern Workforce: Reimagining the Possibilities

    Current generation robots are easier to operate and integrate in the workplace. Manufacturing and warehousing companies are boosting productivity with Robots. Our panelists will describe how robots are being used in their varied operations and hopefully give you some ideas on how robots might benefit your business.

  • Equipping Your Workforce for Human-Machine Collaboration

    Manufacturers need to implement automation to remain competitive.  But is your workforce ready for this change?  A certain amount of stress always accompanies progress. However, there is a heightened concern about the impact of automation in the workplace.  Instead of replacing jobs, the robot of the future is designed and constructed from the outset to work together with humans. Workers and robots are the new team that can now partially automate work that could previously only be done manually.  Hear how to successfully transform your workforce to maximize the benefits of robotics in manufacturing processes.

  • Optimizing Robots Using Cameras & Sensors with Machine Learning

    Sensors and cameras with machine learning and AI can turn a robot into an intelligent machine. What opportunities to AI-based approaches open up in process automation and robotics? What steps are needed to fully exploit the potential of AI?

  • Using Autonomous Mobile Robots in Manufacturing & Warehousing

    Manufacturing and warehousing companies are boosting productivity with Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs). These robots can transport the movement of raw materials, intermediary product, and finished goods across factory floors and warehouses efficiently and independent of human intervention. In this session learn what ARMs are, what they can do and how they operate safely and autonomously. We will view use cases showing how AMRs are being used in different manufacturing settings and hopefully give you some ideas on how these advanced robots might benefit your business.

  • The Importance of Security

    How do you protect production, cobots, and robots?  As production becomes increasingly networked, robots and cobots are naturally also a potential target for hacker attacks. What is needed are solutions that increase the IT security of robots in operational technology, or OT for short. Quite a few companies operate separate IT and OT networks, which doubles security efforts and destroys transparency. What is needed instead are solutions that guarantee sufficient protection at a reasonable cost.

  • True Low Cost Automation: Robotics for Everyone

    Have you optimized your processes with robotics or automation applications? New flexible robotic solutions focusing on the individual applications are possible with easy automation components. The ability to test before investing ensures a fast return on investment.

  • Safe Human-Machine Interactions

    Rule number one: The worker must not be harmed in any way. Although automating work reduces physical stress on the worker, safety considerations must be made to ensure unexpected injuries from interactions to not occur. Hear how utilizing sensors help protect the worker to prevent injuries.

    For the agenda, purchasing tickets, and more information on the event visit: Global Robotics Congress | Event Details | Chattanooga, TN (


March 3
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Smart Factory Insitute Volkswagen Conference Center
7469 Volkswagen Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37416 United States
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