As the robotics industry grows each year, events provide spaces where the community can come together to learn and see innovations. But with so many options, how do you know where to start, let alone find the most applicable events?
The good news is, we’ve gathered the best robotics conferences to consider for 2024 in one place. Our team has compiled a spreadsheet of all robotics and automation events happening this year; you can download your copy for free.
Below, we’ve highlighted a few of the must-see events this year, in order of occurrence.
Atlanta, GA, March 11-14
Manufacturing and logistics are the stars of the show at MODEX, with over 45,000 professionals gathering to look for solutions to their supply chain issues and understand new trends shaping the industry. If you need any more reason to attend, registration to see the exhibits, show floor sessions, and keynotes is free!
Stuttgart, Germany, March 19-21
Logimat is focused on Intralogistics Solutions and Process Management but attracts quite a few robotics companies working within the space. Its pillars are sustainability, AI, and ergonomics, and will include a careers event for those seeking to work in logistics, in addition to the exhibition and forums.
San Jose, CA, March 17-21
At this unique conference, NVIDIA aims to bring together developers, researchers, and business strategists to discuss the future of AI and its impact across multiple applications, including robotics. Global thought leaders will lead over 600 sessions, with a can't-miss keynote from NVIDIA Founder and CEO Jensen Huang, large booths dedicated to robotics and AI, and technical workshops. The event will also be offered virtually if you can't make it in-person.
Boston, MA, May 1-2
Hosted by WTWH Media (The Robot Report), RSE is structured as an educational forum and expo, dedicated to addressing issues involved with the design, development, manufacturing, and delivery of commercial robotics. Speakers are sourced from robotics and AI companies that operate across multiple sectors and coincide with the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum which will provide educational content for those in MedTech.
Chicago, IL, May 6-9
Making a move from Detroit to a much-needed larger venue in Chicago’s McCormick Place, Automate is known as one of the largest automation conferences, the event boasts over 365,000 square feet and 800 exhibitors. You’ll be able to mingle with large robot vendors such as FANUC and ABB, among other RaaS and software solutions.
Yokohama, Japan, May 13-17
As the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s flagship conference, ICRA combines commercial robotics developers with the academic field. Plenty of educational sessions covering robotics trends are available outside of the exhibition hall. Attendees also have plenty of other activities to choose from, including workshops, tutorial sessions, expos, robot competitions, and social events.
Memphis, TN, Oct. 8-10
Are you focused on autonomous mobile robots (AMRs)? This is for you. Here, you’ll see new developments in logistics automation firsthand, meet leading suppliers, and have the opportunity to tour the FedEx World Hub in Memphis (only offered on day one). For the next two days, expect educational sessions, an exhibition hall, and the chance to meet with other professionals,
Santa Clara, CA, Oct. 16-17
Another event hosted by WTWH Media, RoboBusiness is known as the #1 event for commercial robotics developers, RoboBusiness brings companies from hospitality, agriculture, manufacturing, and more. Here, you can expect expert panels featuring top robotics thought leaders, demos of robotic solutions, and plenty of networking opportunities.
Odense, Denmark, Oct. 21-23
ROSCon is the ultimate meetup for ROS developers and users, bringing together all types of robotics companies to discuss their solutions and gather around “lightning talks” hosted by industry professionals. The 2024 event page has yet to be posted but should be updated within the next few months.
Follow us on LinkedIn for updates on which events the Formant team will attend this year; we look forward to seeing the community!