This weekly podcast features interviews with successful entrepreneurs, technology leaders and luminaries in the mobile robotics industry. If you love autonomous mobile robots as much as we do, then this is your weekly fix of inspiring stories about where this market is headed.
This week, host Mike Oitzman interviews Jeff Burnstein, President of the Association for Advancing Information (A3). A3 is now the preferred name for the umbrella organization that Jeff leads and includes some familiar organizations such as the Robotics Industry of America (RIA), Automated Imaging Association (AIA) and the Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA). A3 produces educational webinars & trade shows, and sponsors safety protocol development across the automation market. The organization primarily focuses on the North America market, including Canada, The United States and Mexico.
During the show, Jeff and Mike talk about 2020 market data for robotics in North America and the future for growth in automation in North America. Jeff also provides his perspective about live events during the pandemic and the road ahead for live events in 2021 and into the future. A3 made the decision to move all of their events in 2020 to virtual events and they have pushed their next live event out to 2022.
Links to items mentioned in the show:
Association for Advancing Automation – https://www.a3automate.org
Robotics Industry of America – https://www.robotics.org/
Association For Vision Information – https://www.visiononline.org
Motion Control & Motor Association – https://www.motioncontrolonline.org
Reshoring Initiative – https://www.reshorenow.org/
Automate Forward Event (March 22-26, 2021) – https://www.automateshow.com/conference/automate-forward
A3 Business Forum: https://www.a3automate.org/a3-business-forum/
ARTICLE: Industry Trends and Market Potential – What’s Next? https://www.robotics.org/content-detail.cfm/Industrial-Robotics-Industry-Insights/Industry-Trends-and-Market-Potential-What-s-Next/content_id/9391
ARTICLE: For First Time on Record, Yearly Non-Automotive Robotic Orders Higher Than Automotive Orders https://www.robotics.org/content-detail.cfm/Industrial-Robotics-News/For-First-Time-on-Record-Yearly-Non-Automotive-Robotic-Orders-Higher-Than-Automotive-Orders/content_id/9471
A3 is moving to the 6Connex trade show platform: https://www.6connex.com/
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