Autonomous Mobile Robot Conference rescheduled

The Autonomous Mobile Robot Conference, sponsored by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 28, in San Jose, California.

The leaders in the burgeoning autonomous mobile robots (AMR) market will gather at the Doubletree by Hilton San Jose for a full day of sessions, highlighting everything companies need to know about using these innovative tools to increase productivity in logistics, manufacturing, retail, and other industries. Registration is now open online.

The inaugural AMR Conference in Louisville, Kentucky last year was a sold-out success with nearly 400 attendees and 30 industry exhibits. The 2020 AMR Conference had initially been set for June 10 in Boston but was postponed amid concerns around the coronavirus outbreak.

AMRs automate monotonous, repetitive, and potentially injury-prone manual material transportation, freeing people for higher-value activities. Unlike traditional, inflexible, and expensive means of transporting materials, such as automated guided vehicles (AGVs), conveyor belts, or forklifts, AMRs can be implemented without disrupting a building’s permanent infrastructure with wires or magnets added to the floor. Easy programming, flexible deployment, and built-in safety features add to the robots’ appeal.

“As the success of last year’s AMR Conference showed us, there’s tremendous momentum behind AMR deployment across many sectors,” said Jeff Burnstein, president of A3. “Whether in manufacturing, logistics, or even retail, AMRs are already proving to be a perfect tool for dynamic environments and on-demand automation.”

Conference attendees will learn how to deploy AMRs across myriad applications, discover how AMRs are changing businesses for the better, and network with leading players in the industry.

The full-day will include talks on:

  • Understanding the Basics of AMR Technology: What You Need to Know
  • How to Speed up Deployment of Mobile Robots by Including Your Workforce
  • Mobile Robot Technology in Your Distribution Center
  • A Discussion of the New Mobile Robot Safety Standard

The AMR Conference will be held the day after A3’s Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision & AI Conference, Oct. 26-27, also at the Doubletree by Hilton by Hilton San Jose. There will be a discounted registration fee offered for those who attend both conferences.


Registration for the AMR Conference & exhibition is now open with an early-bird price of $595.