On April 21 and 22, 2021, ZeMA – Zentrum für Mechatronik und Automatisierungstechnik gGmbH (Center for Mechatronics and Automation Technology) hosted the 13th Assembly Conference as an online event.
The conference was a virtual meeting point for decision makers, planners and developers from production and engineering. In addition to the presentations, there was also ample opportunity this year to browse through the virtual exhibition and engage in conversation with individual exhibitors. The Robotix-Academy was also represented with a booth and informed the booth visitors about the Interreg project.
Networking was not neglected either – in program points such as the networking carousel, participants, speakers and exhibitors got to know each other. Those who found the time at the networking carousel too short had the opportunity to arrange online appointments in order to deepen topics and establish sustainable contacts.
The assembly conference focused on applications, technologies and approaches for the digital transformation of industry, but also on strategic topics such as the use of hydrogen for emission-free mobility. Presentations addressed the use of artificial intelligence, 5G, assistance systems, human-robot cooperation and agile factory organization.
“We invited prominent representatives from leading industrial companies to our online conference to present and discuss the latest developments and trends around production. The use of new technologies and the continuous improvement of production and company processes secure existing jobs and are a guarantee that Germany can maintain its leading economic role in Europe and the world,” says Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Müller, scientific director of ZeMA.
Next year, the conference will enter its 14th edition and will take place on May 04 and 05, 2022, and it remains to be seen whether it will be held in person or again in an online format.