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Automate 2019 Announces Conference Sessions, Certifications Opportunities

ANN ARBOR, MI –  Automate 2019 today announced a record number of conference sessions geared to ensuring attendees are up to date on the latest advances in automation. Focused on the theme of Win the Future, the 110+ conference sessions will explore how automation secures a company’s success in a technologically fast-paced world where artificial intelligence (AI), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), smart manufacturing, collaborative robots (cobots), machine vision and other innovations are rapidly shifting the dynamic of today’s manufacturing. As well, industry professionals can earn their vision and motion control certifications by participating in three tracks devoted to those fundamentals. 

Sessions at Automate 2019 Show and Conference at Chicago’s McCormick Place April 8–11 include:

  • The ROI of Automation
  • Choosing a System Integrator
  • Safety Implications of Collaborative Applications
  • The Latest Advances in 3D Vision
  • Making Industrial Robots Truly Collaborative
  • Cloud Robotics and Automation
  • Improving the Accuracy of Your Industrial Robot
  • How to Develop Human Motion in Machines
  • Collaborative Robots User Applications
  • How Autonomous Mobile Robots Support a Lean Approach to Business Operations
  • Motion Control for Robotic Bin Picking

“Whether in the conference sessions or on the show floor, Automate brings together the people, players and technologies that are critical to advancing automation, including integrators tasked with helping manufacturers navigate the world of automation projects,” said Jeff Burnstein, president of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), the show organizer. “As companies across all industries struggle to fill jobs now and into the next decade, the pressure to embrace automation has increased. Automate provides the guidance they need to better automate their workflow and implement modern efficiencies.” 

Become Certified in Vision or Motion Control

Automate includes tracks with courses specifically designed to help attendees attain the Certified Vision Professional certifications (both basic and advanced) offered by AIA – Advancing Vision + Imaging or the Certified Motion Control Professional-Basic  certification offered by the Motion Control and Motor Association (MCMA). Attendees can take the course tracks and then take the written exams, or they can take the classes as part of their overall conference experience without taking the exams. 

To view the conference agenda and register, please visit

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