The Rockwell Automation Allen-Bradley Automation Fair will take place October 27-28 in Orlando, FL. Attendees can choose from five industry tracks: automotive, food and beverage, life sciences, packaging and material handling, and water/wastewater. The fair features technical sessions, tutorial sessions, hands-on labs, and more than 100 exhibitors. If that doesn't tempt the engineer's palate, attendees may take advantage of the special events, which include a brewing symposium and Walt Disney World backstage tours.
Unlike industrial robots, which suffered a slight overall slump in 2012, service robots continue to be increasingly in demand. The majority are used for defense, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); and agriculture, such as milking robots.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.