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Category: Events

Robotics Summit & Expo 2024: Formant's Takeaways

The 2024 Robotics Summit & Expo, hosted in Boston by WTWH Media (a.k.a. our friends at The Robot Report) offered a fascinating peek into the current state of robotics. The Formant Boston team was able to walk the floor and we attended some great talks hosted by well-known industry experts.  Here's a quick run-down of […]

4 Takeaways From ICRA 2023

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the 2023 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in London. The conference brings together roughly 5,000 roboticists, students, and companies to talk about the latest happenings in the world of robotics. Formant had a booth in the exhibit hall and sent in a team of four […]

6 Innovative Robots At Automate 2023

Back for 2023, the Automate conference returned to Detroit, MI with over 750 exhibitors showing off the most innovative robot solutions. Our team took to the floor, and although unfortunately we can't highlight them all, check out some of the standout robots we came across at the event.     1. Locus Robotics Making a return […]

Best Robotics Conferences To Attend In 2024

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 […]

4 Highlights From ROSCon 2022

Last week, our Formanteers traveled to Kyoto, Japan to visit ROSCon 2022, hosted by Open Robotics. With approximately 800 ROS users in attendance, our team had an amazing time meeting with everyone and sharing the exciting news of a free tier we launched last week.  Want to see what our Formanteers got up to in […]

RaaS Fundraising Roundtable: How Robots-As-A-Service Companies Can Fundraise In A Challenging Economy

In the post-pandemic economy, funding for startups has begun to trend downwards, yet plenty of robots-as-a-service (RaaS) companies still need to raise successful rounds to survive. With the RaaS market on the rise and still emerging as a viable model, early-stage RaaS companies need to understand exactly how to navigate the fundraising journey to win […]

Best Robotics Conferences to Attend For The Rest Of 2022

In 2022, the robotics industry’s been busy with a strong comeback to in-person events, showing off the major advancements companies have been working on. Although we’re already halfway through the year, there’s still time to attend conferences to learn where robotics is headed and meet with key players in the industry. Check out the top […]

6 Standout Robots At Automate 2022

Held in Detroit, Michigan, the Automate 2022 conference didn’t fail to impress as hundreds of North American robotics companies showed off their automation solutions. The Formant team attended to exhibit with the Pittsburgh Robotics Network, but the team made sure to share some of this year’s robots that were shown.    1. FANUC M-2000iA   […]

Canvas + Formant: Data Flexibility For Robotics Companies

When it comes to building a successful robotics company, data is key. Yet, the strategic importance of data and data flexibility is often an afterthought, especially when it comes to building a strong tech stack.   Data affects every department, from operations to engineering, finance, and business. Although each has different needs for data, their reliance […]

6 Lessons From ICRA 2022

Hosted in Philadelphia this year, ICRA 2022 welcomed a large crowd- of both humans and robots- and offered an amazing peek into what some of the top robotics companies and researchers are working on.  Whether you couldn’t make it in person or were too busy trying out the robots (we don’t blame you), here’s a […]

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