IMTS: Robots will fight at the manufacturing technology show

Break it up is not going to mean quit fighting as robots slug it out at the International Manufacturing Technology Show. IMTS 2008 is in Chicago, Sept. 8-13, 2008. Learn more about robotic combat with three power demonstrations daily at....
By Control Engineering Staff September 2, 2008

Chicago – “Break it up” is not going to mean quit fighting as robots slug it out in a daily competition that starts Sept. 8.

Robots will fight at IMTS 2008, as they did in 2006. Source: IMTS
Robots will fight at IMTS 2008; watch or compete, as in 2006. Source: IMTS
These photos from IMTS show robot competitions in 2006. IMTS provides additional images in a rotating robotic photo gallery .

Robots will do battle daily as Synergy Robotics Entertainment will offer two ways to experience the thrills of robot combat (see photos) when International Manufacturing Technology Show, IMTS 2008 , comes to Chicago’s McCormick Place, Sept. 8-13, 2008.
Attendees can sign up to compete or watch peers go head to head in live robot combat action.
Each 20-minute show will feature a mini-round robin competition between four audience drivers followed by a brief awards ceremony.
Sign up alone or as a group and get ready to prove your skills in the arena at Lakeside Center (East Building), Booth D-4375.
Power Demonstrations are at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
IMTS revs up
The Manufacturing Business & Technology Forum presents five days of sessions, papers, interactive presentations, and debates on the latest technology found on the IMTS exhibit floor. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) presents 37 sessions at the Forum. Daily theme days take center stage at the new Innovation Center.
Industry leaders from automotive, aerospace, quality control, power generation, medical, and job shop manufacturing speak daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Lakeside Center (East) Booth D-4168. There’s an IMTS blog also.
Theme Day lineup is:
Monday, September 8, Automotive Day
Tuesday, September 9, Quality Day
Wednesday, September 10, Aerospace/Aeronautics Day
Thursday, September 11, Power Generation/Green Day
Friday, September 12, Medical Day
Saturday, September 13, Job Shop Day
Other September automation-related shows
Separate from IMTS, additional September events include:
MESA International (Sept. 16-18, Orlando, FL)
National Manufacturing Week (Sept. 23-25), Rosemont, IL;
PLM Roadmap 2008 (Sept. 23-24, Detroit, MI); and
FDT Technology Seminar (Sept. 25, in Houston, TX).
Emerson Users Exchange (Week of Sept. 29, Washingon, DC)
…among others.
–  Control Engineering News Desk
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