Robot Woes? Take Control of Your Automation

 
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Are you using robots? Do they have different operating systems? Do you want to spend less time coding? It’s time to take control of your automation and terminate your robot woes.

BY KATHY WEBSTER, CORRESPONDENCE FOR MT360

Join Yasmine Lacaillade, a partner at Drive Capital, for an interview with Ben Gibbs, CEO of Ready Robotics, at MT360, a new event connecting manufacturers to software developers and investors, taking place May 12 – 14, 2020, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif.

Yasmine and Ben will discuss the need for common software architectures in industrial robotics. They’ll also touch on business partnerships and evolving business models.

Drive Capital is a venture capitalist firm in Columbus, Ohio. Yep, Ohio. They represent entrepreneurs who are building billion-dollar companies in the Midwest—and who are solving real problems.  

A long-time Londoner, Yasmine admitted that she was initially skeptical about a venture capital firm based in the Midwest. But she did her research. “The more I learned, the more I believed Drive Capital could be the opportunity of my lifetime. If we were right and I worked my tail off, we could have a major impact and have a lot of fun doing it,” Lacaillade recalled. She is still working hard and having fun today, representing Ready Robotics and other amazing entrepreneurs.

Ready Robotics was created from cutting-edge robotics research at Johns Hopkins University. The Ready Robotics team is passionate about helping companies who make real things—from small job shops to massive manufacturers—unleash the power of robotic automation. They offer solutions ranging from an operating system to run all your robots using the same interface to a fully integrated out-of-the-box robotic station.

“We are focused on deploying easy-to-use collaborative industrial robots capable of handling the wide variety of tasks that manufacturers grapple with on a daily basis,” explained Gibbs.

Gain insights on the future of automation and evolving business models during this unique session.


MT360 brings traditional manufacturers, non-traditional tech companies, and venture capitalists into one conference to learn about transformative technologies that will intersect all three worlds.

  • Cognitive Automation – A spectrum of AI or data-related tools that enable automation systems to sense and react to information.

  • Additive Manufacturing – Several related technologies that enable manufacturers to create complex parts and fixtures through 3D printing.

  • Augmented Reality – Technologies that use digital displays to assist with manual tasks.

  • Digital Thread – Electronic connections that allow manufacturing information to follow a product through its entire production process.

In addition to the speakers and panel discussions, MT360 will host a Virtual Factory, which will showcase companies involved in every aspect of these technologies. Attendees can visit and interact with software companies, hardware companies, complete AR-platform providers, and smart manufacturing.

 Space is limited. Register today at mt360conference.com.

MT360, May 12 – 14, 2020, Santa Clara, Calif.

MT360 is produced by AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology, which produces IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, the largest and longest running manufacturing technology trade show in the United States held every other year at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. IMTS 2020 will run Sept. 14-19.