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Top Robotics & Automation Virtual Events – Spring 2021

By: Patty Katsaros | Director of Marketing & Growth

2021 is proving to be another banner year for robotics and automation events.  While most in the near future will be virtual, they still offer tons of ways for people to connect with suppliers and discover the latest in robotics, automation, and supply chain technologies. Not only can you access these informative events from the comfort of your own home, but many are free.

Read on for our top picks along with links to register. During many of these, experts from Waypoint will be giving presentations or doing live demos of our omnidirectional autonomous mobile robots.

Join us, we’d love to speak with you about your projects!

Manufacturing Automation Webinar –  Getting Started with AMRs & and How Including Workers will Maximize ROI – On Demand

Recently the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) hosted a webinar to help manufacturers learn about AMRs and how to get started. Waypoint CEO Jason Walker was the featured guest and presented information on the many benefits of AMRs, and how including workers early in automation efforts creates pride of ownership, reduces resistance, unleashes creativity, and ultimately speeds up deployments. The webinar and presentation can be accessed for free via the IMEC website.

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Robotics Webinar/Panel – Autonomous Mobile Robots: Scaling from Pilots to Fleets – March 18

To help companies that are considering or have already deployed autonomous mobile robots on a trial or project basis, RoboBusiness Direct is bringing together a panel of experts from DHL Supply Chain, Intel, and Waypoint Robotics to discuss critical AMR scaling challenges and solutions. On March 18th, attendees will learn about integration with existing infrastructure, interoperation with existing automation processes, configuration and deployment, fleet management, safety, security and control as well as monitoring, auditing, and analytics.

Learn more and register HERE

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Automation Conference:  AutomateFoward – March 22-26

One of the largest automation conferences in North America is digital this year but the strong list of exhibitors and informative sessions ensures that it will be certainly worth some screen time. One keynote panel that we thought is particularly interesting is “The New Industries Driving the Growth of Robotics and Automation” with execs from ATI Industrial Automation, P&G, Jabil, FedEx Ground, KUKA Robotics. – Monday, March 22, 10-11am EDT. Click here to register. Our Waypoint team of experts will be on hand all week giving virtual demos so be sure to virtually visit our booth!

Learn more and register HERE


Manufacturing Summit: GET TECH READY: Illinois Advanced Manufacturing Virtual Summit – March 24

Another excellent event to help manufacturers as they navigate the opportunities around industrial automation and Industry 4.0 is coming up on March 24th and  being  hosted by Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC), Illinois Manufacturer’s Association (IMA), and John Wood Community College.  This summit will address strategies to help implement  advanced manufacturing technology services to help companies achieve better product quality and innovation, improve manufacturing process efficiency and productivity, and increase supply chain connectivity.

AND don’t miss Waypoint Robotics presenting: How Valued Workers Can Use Autonomous Mobile Robots to Improve Efficiency and Boost Productivity. Learn more and register HERE.

Logistics & Supply Chain Conference:  ProMatDX – April 12-16

Another large conference that we’ll miss attending in person this year is ProMat.  That said, their virtual extravaganza – ProMatDX- is shaping up to be quite a show, scheduled to run from April 12 – 16th.  With a mix of high value educational seminars, sponsor showcases, a ton of new product demos, there will be something for all levels of buyers.  Waypoint will be serving up live demos all week, launching new products, and showcasing our latest uses cases. Register by clicking the purple banner above!

And we are excited to announce that our new mobile manipulator was selected as a finalist for the MHI Innovation Awards.  Winners will be announced on April 12th.

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Supply Chain Conference:  NCSCA Annual Symposium – April 28-29

The National Center for Supply Chain Automation (NCSCA) 4th Annual Virtual Symposium on April 28-29, 2021, offers a valuable, collaborative, online networking opportunity for supply chain automation educators and industry leaders.

Waypoint’s CEO Jason Walker & Director of Marketing Patty Katsaros will be kicking off the program at 12:15 ET on April 28th with “How Valued Workers Can Use Autonomous Mobile Robots to Improve Efficiency & Boost Productivity”.  See the full program and register for free!


Logistics and Warehouse Automation: WERCDX Conference – May 3-5

Another virtual conference we highly recommend focuses on providing their thriving membership of distribution practitioners the latest in technology and best practices. According to the WERC website:  “For more than four decades, WERC has been proud to host the preeminent education event for distribution logistics professionals, and 2021 will be no exception. WERC DX 2021 will offer an unprecedented opportunity to connect with colleagues and friends from across North America to talk about the extraordinary challenges facing the distribution logistics sector — all from the safety and comfort of home.”

And Waypoint CEO Jason Walker together with Aaron Prather, Senior Advisor – FedEx Technology Research & Planning will be presenting on how involving workers early in the automation process promotes ownership and enables success.  Don’t miss their talk: “Include Your Workforce to Maximize Mobile Robot ROI” scheduled for May 4th at 10:15am.

Learn more and register HERE.

We hope to “see” you soon during any of these events, but you can also reach out if you’d like to schedule a personalized live demo of  Waypoint AMRs including Vector & MAV3K and our family of omnidirectional, autonomous mobile robots and accessories designed to empower your manufacturing workforce.


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