Future Robotics, the UK’s only independent robotic automation focused conference will once again provide you with the knowledge and information you need to take your manufacturing operation forward into a more efficient and profitable future.

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, Future Robotics returns on Wednesday 18 September at The Slate, Warwick University for a unique one-day event. Taking place just before the UK is due to leave the EU, the event will act as a timely resource for anyone interested in learning about new technology and the latest trends. The UK’s manufacturing industry is likely to face increased pressure post-Brexit and robotic automation will prove essential in improving its competitiveness. Therefore, finding out what’s available and learning how to implement it is more crucial than ever, making Future Robotics a must-attend event.


The focused seminar programme will feature a number of the industry’s leading figures, with the day’s lectures starting with a keynote from BARA’s (British Automation and Robot Association) president, Mike Wilson, followed by a discussion by Omron’s Dan Rossek on the evolution of factory intralogistics for the 4IR. Following this, Suryansh Chandra from Automata will explain why he’s on a mission to democratise robotics and Peter Williamson from RARUK will debate the choice of cobot over robot. Delegates to the conference will also hear presentations from representatives of OAL, SICK UK and Sigmatek with hot topics ranging from ingredient handling and processing with robotics to the options for wireless HMI for robots.

GAMBICA’s chief executive, Steve Brambley, will start the afternoon session with a keynote on how automation can save jobs, lives and the planet, too. After this, David Collier of Pilz Automation Technology will show how to make a robot application safe and Alan Oakley from KUKA Robotics UK will demonstrate how the industry can bridge the skills gap with robotics and academia.

The final presentation of the day will be from igus’ Vanessa Whiteley, who intends to outline key features of the igus Low Cost Automation project, focusing on the newest product in its range: the drylin delta robot.

These presentations will be delivered from some of the foremost robotics experts, manufacturers and suppliers, who will share with delegates their ‘real world’ case studies, to help build an informative picture of both current and future robotic solutions. All timings for the conference speakers are available on the Future Robotics website. The full conference programme is available here.

Exhibition hall

Leading companies already signed up to exhibit include: igus, KUKA Robotics, Omron Industrial Automation, Pilz Automation Technology, PPMA Group (UKIVA & BARA), SICK (UK), SIGMATEK, Simmatic Automation Specialists, SMC Pneumatics and Universal Robots. The interactive exhibition space will also showcase the latest products from these leading brands and feature a live demonstration area, providing delegates with an educational, enjoyable and immersive experience of robotics innovation.


Plus, this year, the Kuka Robotics ‘Demonstrailer’ will be the first port of call for all visitors, proudly displayed outside the front of the venue. This superb mobile robotics showcase will provide delegates with a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the latest technology available from one of the world’s leading robotics innovators, and learn how its extensive range of automation solutions can fit into their own manufacturing processes.

This event should definitely be attended by anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of what robotic automation technology can offer them and learn from a unique gathering of talented industry experts. A day delegate pass includes all conference sessions, entry to the exhibition and delicious refreshments throughout the day.

Places are still available, so don’t miss out and book yours today.