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Automation May 1, 2024

Automation innovation award winners announced

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) announced AMD, ECM and GrayMatter Robotics as the winners of the inaugural Automate Innovation Awards.

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Robotics February 13, 2024

North America robot orders decline in 2023

North American robot sales decline by 30% in 2023 after back-to-back records, but the future looks bright for the industry.

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Robotics August 31, 2023

Robot orders decline in Q2 2023

Robot orders in North America declined for the second quarter in a row after record highs in 2021 and 2022.

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Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Robotics May 16, 2023

Robot orders down in first quarter of 2023

Robot sales dropped more than 20% in total units in the first quarter of 2023 compared to 2022 according to an A3 report.

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Roberta Nelson Shea of Universal Robots and Jeff Burnstein of A3 are selected for the 2023 Joseph F. Engelberger Robotics Awards. Courtesy: Universal Robots, A3
Robotics March 8, 2023

Two selected for annual robotics award

Roberta Nelson Shea of Universal Robots and Jeff Burnstein of A3 are selected for the 2023 Joseph F. Engelberger Robotics Awards.

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Robotics February 10, 2023

North American robot sales reach record high in 2022

More than 44,000 robots were ordered in 2022, up 11% over 2021, as automotive companies are turning to robots to help boost electric vehicle (EV) production.

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Automate 2023 in Detroit from May 22-25 will feature advances in robotics, vision, artificial intelligence (AI), motion control and other technologies from more than 600 exhibitors. Courtesy: Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
Automation November 17, 2022

Automation show announced for 2023

Automate 2023 in Detroit will feature more than 600 exhibitors showcasing machine vision, robotics, AI technology and more.

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Robotics August 30, 2022

Robot sales reach record high in North America for third straight quarter

The Association for Advancing Automation reports a record high for robot sales in the second quarter of 2022 thanks to a rebound in automotive sales.

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Robotics May 31, 2022

Robot sales achieve record high in Q1 2022

North American companies started the year by purchasing the most robots ever in a single quarter, with 11,595 robots sold at a value of $646 million.

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Robotics April 26, 2022

Six winners announced for annual robotics award

Six winners were named for the 2022 Engelberger Robotics Awards and will be honored at Automate 2022 and Automatica in June.

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Past winners of the start-up challenge, this year sponsored by Cowen, include Innovative Mechatronic Systems B.V (2019) for its Archimedes Drive, a toothless gearbox. Courtesy: A3
Automation February 24, 2022

Entries open for startup challenge at automation show

The Cowen Startup Challenge: Automate to Outperform, taking place at Automate 2022 in Detroit in June, will exhibit innovative companies and entrepreneurs with a $10,000 prize.

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Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Robotics October 19, 2021

Robot orders rise to pre-pandemic levels

Robot orders in the second quarter of 2021 were up 67% over the same period in 2020, indicating a return to levels before COVID-19.

By Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
Robotics July 24, 2021

AI being used in real-world robotics applications

Robots are getting smarter all the time and it's thanks to artificial intelligence- (AI) related systems.

By Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
Robotics May 6, 2021

Robot sales have strong start for 2021

Robot sales rose over 20% in the first quarter of 2021 compared to 2020 with non-automotive sales leading the way.

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Vision and Discrete Sensors March 12, 2021

Four machine vision and imaging events announced

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) announced four events to promote the use of machine vision and imaging technologies – three virtual conferences and an in-person trade show in 2022.

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Automation February 23, 2021

Automation benefits on the factory floor

There are many ways automation benefits can be tangibly realized now and they will be needed as the COVID-19 pandemic is changing how we realize value on the factory floor.

By Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
Robotics August 31, 2020

Robotics, machine and motion control market outlook positive for 2021

While the market is down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the market outlook for 2021 is positive according to a report by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) and ITR Economics.

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Mechatronics and Motion Control December 10, 2019

Motion control, motor sales increase slightly in Q3 2019

TheMotion Control & Motor Association (MCMA) reported that global motion control and motor suppliers have received orders at $2.65 billion through the third quarter of 2019.

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Vision and Discrete Sensors December 9, 2019

Machine vision sales drop in Q3 2019

The AIA reported a 4.6% decline in North American machine vision sales in the third quarter of 2019.

By Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
Robotics December 13, 2017

Automation sales achieving highest levels of growth in 2017

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) reported sales records were set in the areas of robotics, machine vision, motion control, and motor technology for the first nine months of 2017.

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Robotics August 17, 2017

Record sales reported in robotics, machine vision, and motor technology

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) reported sales records were set in the areas of robotics, machine vision, motion control, and motor technology for the first half of 2017.

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Robotics March 29, 2017

Automation event to feature robotics, Industrie 4.0 developments

The Association for Advancing Automation's (A3) of Automate 2017 event at McCormick Place will feature developments in collaborative robots and smart factory/Industrie 4.0 initiatives.

By Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
Robotics March 12, 2017

Using automation to boost the economy

Automation is a key component of manufacturing and will be vital to the industry's future, but the human element will remain a key component in its growth as the market changes.

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Robotics January 20, 2017

Automation group launches trade association in Mexico

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) announced that it is forming a not-for-profit trade association, A3 Mexico, which is dedicated to supporting and promoting the Mexican automation industry.

By Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
Robotics September 19, 2016

Automation president testifies at Congressional subcommittee hearing on advanced robotics

Jeff Burnstein, the president of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) , testified before the House of Representatives subcommittee on commerce, manufacturing, and trade on how the current state of robotics is impacting the economy as well as trade and commerce.

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Workforce Development January 18, 2016

Keynote speakers announced for automation event

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) announced the keynote speakers for its annual A3 Business Forum, which will include topics ranging from robotics, economics, business transformation, and hiring and retaining top talent.

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Robotics March 23, 2015

Automation show begins at McCormick Place

Automate 2015 will take place at McCormick Place's North Hall in Chicago, Ill., from March 23-26, 2015 and features more than 300 exhibitors supporting many industries including automotive, electronics, aerospace, and food and beverage.

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