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Sneak Peek @ RUC2019: The Countdown is Almost Over

Alex Owen-Hill
by Alex Owen-Hill on Sep 3, 2019 5:56:06 PM

After all those weeks of waiting... the Robotiq User Conference 2019 is only hours away! Here's a sneak peek at where it will all happen tomorrow.

It's almost here! Over the past month, we've been hitting you with teasers and titbits of information about about RUC2019. 

Now it's almost time for this whole amazing event to kick off!

We've spent all today setting up the venue -- the historic Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury that we were in at last year's RUC -- and it's really starting to take shape...

... and that shape is a giant letter "C".

First, make sure you're signed up

If you've been following our blog posts over the last month, you'll already have an idea of what this year's Robotiq User Conference has in store. By now, you should should be signed up and raring to go!

If this is the first you're hearing of RUC, check out our previous posts… but first sign up to Experience the #RUC2019 notifications here! You'll need to be signed up tomorrow morning to access the live streams. You can read all about this year's brand new online experience in this blog post.

We'll be packing a lot into the next two days here in Quebec including some sensational speakers and panelists, sponsors, and an amazing agenda lined up. We expect that it will be the most powerful experience in the cobot year.

But, before we pack the attendees in tomorrow morning, we first had to unpack all the boxes we've been preparing over the last month.

The making of RUC2019

We've said it before, and we'll say it again… this year's event will involve a lot of hands-on learning for our attendees. And that means a lot of robots!

This morning, the hall of the Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury was a beautiful-but-empty space.

But, we soon got to work filling it up.

First one robot…

… then two robots.

Soon, the entire hall was filled with robot workstations.

Tomorrow morning, it'll be filled with attendees eager to learn about the latest in collaborative robotics. 

Get involved online

Usually, it's considered rude to to fiddle with your phone when there are other people around you…

… but at this year's RUC, we are encouraging people to use their phones!

If you're experiencing this year's RUC via our online #RUC2019 hashtag (on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter) then this is a good thing for you. Read all about it in our post You Can Experience the #RUC2019 from Anywhere in the World!!

Our attendees will be supercharging the online feeds, to give you the richest online experience of RUC2019. Follow the discussions live on the #RUC2019 homepage (the social wall updates automatically so you can just leave it open.)

There have already been a lot of people getting involved via the hashtag #RUC2019 on their favorite platforms. 

Here in Quebec though, the team has been hard at work all day. 

Make sure you line up those letters in the right order, guys!...

... we don't want people getting confused looking for the CUR... or the URC...

It's almost time for RUC!

Go to #RUC2019 to stay updated. 

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Alex Owen-Hill
Written by Alex Owen-Hill
Alex Owen-Hill is a freelance writer and public speaker who blogs about a large range of topics, including science, presentation skills at, storytelling and (of course) robotics. He completed a PhD in Telerobotics from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid as part of the PURESAFE project, in collaboration with CERN. As a recovering academic, he maintains a firm foot in the robotics world by blogging about industrial robotics.
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