This IDC Perspective provides insights into AUTOMATICA 2018, which was held in Munich, Germany on June 19–22, 2018. AUTOMATICA is the world's leading trade fair of innovative robotics, smart automation, assembly solutions, sensors, drives, computer vision, and components. AUTOMATICA 2018 attracted 890 exhibitors and more than 46,000 visitors from around the world. Many leading vendors of industrial robots, collaborative robots, simulation, digital enterprise, artificial intelligence, and industrial automation solutions showcased their latest product innovations at the event to demonstrate how such technologies can help manufacturing organizations transform themselves on the journey to Industry 4.0.
"Munich AUTOMATICA 2018 provides a great opportunity for international visitors to gain knowledge and first-hand experience of the latest automation and robotics technologies," says Dr. Jing Bing Zhang, research director, Worldwide Robotics and Asia Pacific Manufacturing Insights, IDC Asia/Pacific. "The event reconfirmed the trends of robotics technology toward safety, security, simplicity, smartness and standardization," adds Zhang.