Robotics Applications Conference Opens Attendee Registration, Announces More Speakers

Robotics Applications Conference 2022 announces registration, speakers

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Peerless Media has announced that attendee registration is open for the Robotics Applications Conference, a virtual event that will be on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. The company, which produces Robotics 24/7, has also announced some of the end-user and systems integrator speakers who will be sharing their insights.

“While most robotics events are vendor-driven, this is a chance to better understand how operations are choosing, deploying, and managing automation in the real world,” said Eugene Demaitre, editorial director of Robotics 24/7 and moderator of several sessions.

“We look forward to the application-focused discussions on topics that resonate with our audience of robotics users in supply chain, logistics, and manufacturing,” he added.

Robotics Applications Conference 2022 speakers announced

Noted technology evangelist Aaron Prather was already announced as the keynote speaker for the Robotics Applications Conference, or RAC ’22. He was senior technical advisor at FedEx Express and is now director of the Robotics & Autonomous Systems Program at standards organization ASTM International.

Speakers for the other RAC ’22 sessions include:

Other sessions include “Palletizing and the Next Frontiers for Mobile Robots.” More speakers will be announced soon, and qualified experts can still apply to participate.

Register now for RAC ’22

The Robotics Applications Conference is free, and registration is now open for all sessions.

Visit Robotics 24/7 for the latest news about the commercial robotics ecosystem and for more information about the one-day event.

Companies can learn more about sponsorship opportunities by contacting Tom Cooney at tcooney@peeerlessmedia.com.

About Peerless Media

Founded in 2010, Peerless Media is the leading provider of independent business content and information serving the supply chain, logistics, materials handling, and design engineering industries.

Our flagship brands, including Robotics 24/7, Digital Engineering, Digital Engineering 24/7, Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, Supply Chain Management Review, Supply Chain 24/7, and Material Handling 24/7 offer unparalleled business-to-business coverage via sites, newsletters, and conferences.

FedEx’s Aaron Prather to Deliver Keynote for Robotics 24/7’s Robot Applications Conference 2022

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Peerless Media is pleased to announce that Aaron Prather, senior technical adviser at FedEx Express, will deliver the keynote address at the Robot Applications Conference 2022, or RAC ’22. The virtual event, which is presented by Robotics 24/7, will be on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. It is designed to share end users’ perspectives on how to best apply automation.

Prather has worked at FedEx since 1995. He has unloaded trucks, managed scanners in the company’s Memphis hub, and developed and deployed IT systems for courier operations. Prather is also a noted technology evangelist who has spoken at numerous robotics events nationwide.

“My team’s morning routine is make coffee, check e-mail, read Robotics 24/7,” said Prather.

In his keynote, Prather will discuss how warehouses can optimize materials handling with robots and artificial intelligence. He will share his insights on the following topics:

  • FedEx’s experiences testing and deploying numerous types of robots
  • What robots and software are currently capable of, and what the supply chain industry wants
  • How scalability, flexibility, and throughput guide robotics deployments
  • The need for interoperability among robots from different vendors and related standards efforts

“Aaron has been a force of nature in advocating for practical automation,” noted Eugene Demaitre, editorial director of Robotics 24/7. “I look forward to sharing his insights with our audience of commercial robotics users, integrators, and suppliers.”

Robot Applications Conference includes five sessions

RAC ’22 is a one-day online event that will include sessions and panels on the following topics:

  • Goods-to-Person Systems Keep Workers in the Loop
  • Palletizing and the Next Frontiers for Mobile Robots
  • Piece Picking Gets Faster With Robotic Perception
  • Machine Tending and Welding With Robots

More information about the sessions can be found at the event site. Unlike other robotics event, the first Robot Applications Conference will focus on robotics applications rather than individual technologies or market verticals.

Robotics users interested in speaking at Robotics 24/7’s event can submit applications here.

Companies can learn more about sponsorship opportunities by contacting Tom Cooney at tcooney@peeerlessmedia.com.

About Peerless Media

Founded in 2010, Peerless Media is the leading provider of independent business content and information serving the supply chain, logistics, materials handling, and design engineering industries. Our flagship brands, including Robotics 24/7, Digital Engineering, Digital Engineering 24/7, Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, Supply Chain Management Review, Material Handling Product News, Supply Chain 24/7, and Material Handling 24/7, offer unparalleled business-to-business coverage via sites, newsletters, and conferences.

Robotics 24/7 to Serve Industrial Users and Suppliers

For Immediate Release

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.  Robotics 24/7, a new site from Peerless Media, will soon provide information to help manufacturing, supply chain, and other companies take full advantage of robots and automation. The site will focus on the industries, technologies, applications, and business development aspects of the robotics ecosystem.

In the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated demand for rapid e-commerce order fulfillment, putting strain on logistics providers and retailers. Industrial robots and autonomous systems can address these and other challenges facing multiple markets, from manufacturing to retail, but reliable information is key to success.

Robotics 24/7 will draw on Peerless Media’s experience serving designers, engineers, and supply chain users. The site will provide news and guidance to everyone from robotics developers looking for best-in-class components and partners to systems integrators and production managers who must work with and supervise robots.

Experienced team leads Robotics 24/7

Providing editorial direction for Robotics 24/7 is Eugene Demaitre, who has experience in business-to-business technology journalism and online media. Prior to Peerless Media, Demaitre was a senior editor at Robotics Business Review and The Robot Report. He has also worked at BNA (now part of Bloomberg), Computerworld, and TechTarget. Demaitre has participated in numerous robotics-related podcasts and conferences worldwide, including CES 2021.

“I look forward to focusing on real-world applications of robots, drones, and autonomous vehicles,” Demaitre said. “I welcome everyone to the global conversation on how to best build and deploy such emerging technologies.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Gene leading the launch of Robotics 24/7, and we expect the new site to be an important and useful resource to both robotics suppliers and users,” stated Tom Cooney, who is now group publisher of Robotics 24/7 in addition to his role as publisher of Digital Engineering.

Peerless provides more 24/7 resources for industry pros

Robotics 24/7 is our fourth 24/7 brand,” said Brian Ceraolo, President & CEO of Peerless Media. “This follows our strategic plan to establish a foothold in rapidly growing markets with an all-digital brand that provides a vast amount of trusted content for readers, as well as a new type of high-value sponsorship for advertisers. We’re confident that both our readers and sponsors will find the site of immense benefit.”

Robotics 24/7 will offer articles, e-newsletters, white papers, company profiles, and webinars to help a qualified audience understand the hardware, software, and services to meet its needs. The site will launch by Q2 of 2021, and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to Tom Cooney at tcooney@peerlessmedia.com. Send editorial questions to Eugene Demaitre at edemaitre@peerlessmedia.com.

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About Robotics 24/7

Robotics 24/7 is a new information portal intended to help designers, systems engineers, and end users discover, evaluate, and implement technologies to improve quality and efficiency. The site will include news, research, and supplier content to help businesses maximize their investments in robots, drones, autonomous vehicles, and more.

About Peerless Media LLC

Peerless Media produces industry-leading brands in the logistics, supply chain, materials handling and design engineering markets. Our flagship brands, including Modern Materials Handling, Material Handling Product News, Material Handling 24/7Logistics ManagementSupply Chain Management ReviewSupply Chain 24/7NextGen Supply Chain Conference, and Digital Engineering, are the content leaders in their respective fields for news, analysis, and resources. Peerless offers unparalleled marketing opportunities for branding, lead generation, research, content creation, and thought leadership. Learn more at PeerlessMedia.com.

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