Automate returns to Chicago in May

May 03, 2024 - 06:30am

In its return to Chicago after a five-year hiatus, Automate—the largest robotics and automation trade show in North America—is expected to set new show records in terms of number of attendees and exhibitors.

Hosted by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, North America’s premier automation trade show and conference is set to run May 6-9 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

Automate, now an annual event, has partnered with McCormick Place to host future Automates as the trade show rotates between Chicago, Detroit and other destinations. This year’s edition is projected to deliver a $49.8 million economic impact to the city driven by attendee and exhibitor spending on hotels, dining, transportation and entertainment, according to Choose Chicago.

Automate attendees will experience the latest solutions in cutting-edge robotics, vision, artificial intelligence, motion control and related automation technologies. In addition, the show will bring a host of new and improved opportunities, including:

“The incredibly high level of interest and engagement we are seeing for Automate this year underscores the growing importance of automation in virtually all industries,” said Jeff Burnstein, president of A3. “This is particularly gratifying as A3 celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. What seemed impossible just a few decades ago is now possible because of automation. It is impacting industries across the globe and nearly every area of people’s lives. Automate is the epicenter for bringing it all together.”

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Related Glossary Terms

  • robotics


    Discipline involving self-actuating and self-operating devices. Robots frequently imitate human capabilities, including the ability to manipulate physical objects while evaluating and reacting appropriately to various stimuli. See industrial robot; robot.


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