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8th December 2020
automatica sprint: New exhibition format in Munich

Messe München is expanding the automatica portfolio in summer 2021 with a compact, new event format: While the regular automatica will only take place again in 2022, automatica sprint will celebrate its premiere at the Munich exhibition centre from 22nd to 24th June, 2021. With a clear focus on customer dialog and machines you can touch, this innovative event is a contemporary response to the current situation. It is one of the first op...

Events News
29th September 2020
automatica 2020 not to be held as in-person event

The automatica exhibition scheduled for 8th-11th December, 2020 will not take place due to the current travel restrictions in Europe in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, which are becoming more stringent. This decision has been taken by Messe München in agreement and close coordination with the conceptual sponsor VDMA Robotics + Automation and the automatica Advisory Board.

27th July 2020
The future role of AI and robotics for health and work

automatica and the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are jointly creating a new and globally unique AI platform: munich_i will provide answers to economically and socially pressing questions such as: How can AI make work safer and more productive? How can AI be used today for challenges in health or mobility?

29th June 2020
Robots provide opportunities for the COVID-19 restart

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the manufacturing industry in Germany was highly automated according to figures from the International Federation of Robotics and ranked third in robot density worldwide behind Singapore and South Korea. This trend is likely to continue after the COVID-19 crisis.

News & Analysis
26th March 2020
automatica postponed until December 2020

Due to the increasing global spread of coronavirus and based on the recommendations of the German Federal Government and the Bavarian State Government, Messe München feels compelled to postpone automatica 2020.

11th March 2020
Automation in the automobile industry

The trade fair for intelligent automation and robotics, automatica will take place in Munich from 16th-19th June. One main focus of the event will be on making automobile production more flexible.

9th March 2020
Will robots help the UK after Brexit?

The number of industrial robots installed in the United Kingdom ranks 22nd worldwide with only 91 units per 10,000 employees in the manufacturing Industry – International Federation of Robotics reports. At the same time, post-Brexit immigration plans unveiled by the government wants to move away from relying on ‘cheap labour’ from Europe and invest in training staff and developing automation technology. 

Events News
5th December 2019
Gearing up towards autonomous production

  automatica is continuing on its growth course. The upcoming trade fair will occupy a record area of 76,000 square meters. There will be an additional hall, more than 900 exhibitors and new highlights. Munich will be the meeting place for the international automation industry from 16th-19th June, 2020.

13th February 2019
83% of brits want robots to do the dirty work

Industrial robot installations in the UK increased for the third year in a row to around 2,300 units (IFR World Robotics Report 2018). This is an increase of 31% (2016–2017). When asked about the workplace of the future, UK employees said they want robots to take over the unhealthy (83%), hazardous (77%) or monotonous (72%) jobs. These are the findings of the automatica Trend Index. In the UK, 1,000 employees were interviewed by a market re...

Artificial Intelligence
22nd June 2018
Majority of UK and US workers positive about AI

The use of machines that are enabled by AI to handle tasks independently will enrich the workplace, according to a new report released during automatica 2018, trade fair for robots and automation; however, many employees surveyed for the report consider the term 'artificial intelligence' to be misleading as a machine cannot learn intelligently or act autonomously like a human being.

12th June 2018
Meet and greet service robots at automatica 2018

Interact with robots and see them in action at the dedicated Service Robotics Demo Park at automatica 2018. From 19th-22nd June, in Hall B4, over a dozen exhibitors will be showcasing a wide range of professional service robots, in applications from detection and individual picking of objects, cleaning and transport to rehabilitation, personal assistance and public relations.

Artificial Intelligence
11th June 2018
What do workers think about artificial intelligence?

Did you know 67% of UK workers see artificial intelligence as a technology that makes machines better assistants in the workplace? In particular, the intelligent control over voice commands or touchpads will make it easier for people to assign the machine new tasks (70%). Sixty four percent of workers believe that computer scientists will not be able to replace human social skills with digital assistants.

8th June 2018
Robotics and big data start-ups at automatica

This year for the first time, the Barcelona Mobile World Capital Foundation (MWCapital) will take part in automatica, the exhibition for Smart Automation and Robotics, to be held from 19th-22nd June in Munich. MWCapital teams up with Messe München organising the automatica Start-up Arena in the Future and Innovation Hall B4. This will be the epicenter for entrepreneurs, investors and major corporations looking for technological solutions tha...

30th May 2018
Special shows, lectures and technology you can touch

  The attraction of automatica, which will be held from 19th-22nd June, 2018, will be offering automation components, systems and solutions. The supporting programme comprising forums, conferences, special shows and practical demonstrations sheds light on all facets of automation.

24th May 2018
Bringing IoT in manufacturing to life at IT2Industry

  As a new integrated topic area under the automatica 2018 umbrella, Messe München will be showcasing IT2Industry from the 19th-22nd June. More than 50 exhibitors both from the classical IT fields and providers from the industry environment are showcasing themselves in a combination of lecture programme and exhibition.

15th May 2018
Colleague robots could take over the world of work

With around 1.8 million industrial robots, the number of robots has reached a new record in factories around the world. Workers around the world rate the fact that 'colleague robots' can take over work that is detrimental to health or handle hazardous materials positively (64% on average). However, employees are worried about how their own training can keep up with the pace of the working world 4.0.

3rd May 2018
Human-robot interaction unlocks potential of service robotics

Together graphics displays, artificial intelligence and sensors, enable advances in human-robot interaction and are ushering in a new generation of service robots that are easy to programme and intuitive to use. In Munich, from 19-22nd June, 2018, automatica will demonstrate how products and systems - from flexible, collaborative robot tools to smart warehouses and humanoids - place people at the heart of their design, enabling not...

19th April 2018
Robotics innovations for smart production concepts

The automation industry is booming, and robotics manufacturers are pushing forward with pioneering developments. This will also be reflected at automatica 2018 on the grounds of Messe München from 19th-22nd June 2018. Hybrid robots, cobots, dual-arm robots as well as new four- and six-axis kinematics are paving the way for smart production concepts.

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