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Jazz, Interviews, Demos & Vacuum Grippers!

Emmet Cole
by Emmet Cole. Last updated on Apr 09, 2019 11:33 PM
Posted on Apr 09, 2019 11:05 PM. 3 min read time


Highlights of Robotiq's second day at Automate 2019...

There was a classy start to the morning, Day 2, as the sound of live jazz music greeted us on our way into the hall...



Yesterday's product launches --AirPick, EPick, Robotiq Sanding Kit-- are generating a lot of interest (See The Robot Report's story here) and our booth (#7165) has been busy with visitors.  We've done quite a few media interviews too! 

jp automate visits the Robotiq booth (#7165) for an interview about our new products. Credit: Robotiq

Here's brand new video of the polishing application demo running at our booth...



Beyond the Booth

We stopped by OMRON's booth (#8737) to meet marketing and communication manager Keith Kersten, who explained why Robotiq's grippers and the TM series of collaborative robots work so well together...



We also visited Doosan Robotics' booth (#6573) to grab some video of our 2F-85 gripper in action and won a baseball hat in the process...  



We met with Kendra Patton, product manager for the PalletizUR --a collaborative palletizing solution.   Our new AirPick vacuum gripper is a key part of the setup...



And we spotted our new E-Pick vacuum gripper in a demo at the Universal Robots booth (#7154)...


We kept our eyes open for other exciting manufacturing tech as we wandered the floor.  Check out 'Cool Tech for Manufacturers @ Automate' for five technologies that stood out for us at the show today.

There was a famous visitor to Automate today in the form of R2-D2!  (And, in case you're wondering, yes, the mischevious little robot did have a conference pass)...

R2-D2 on his very best behavior at Automate 2019.  Credit: Robotiq

 Day 2 has been a blast.  Stay tuned for more updates tomorrow.  Goodnight from Chicago!

FInal Day 2
The end of Day 2 at Automate 2019.  Credit: Robotiq


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Emmet Cole
Written by Emmet Cole
A freelance robotics writer since 2006, Emmet is an Economist contributor, and a regular contributor to Robotics Business Review and Robotics Trends. His writing on robots has also appeared in Wired, BBC Future, BBC Focus magazine, Space Quarterly, and numerous other outlets.
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