the association for advancing automation (a3) has announced a lineup of five new virtual events taking place in the fall of 2020. as covid-19 continues to make it difficult or impossible to hold large gatherings, a3 is transitioning the following 2020 in-person conferences to virtual events as well as adding two new events:
•ria robotics week: september 8-11 (new)
•international robot safety conference: october 6-8
•autonomous mobile robot conference: october 26-27
•ai & smart automation conference: october 28-29 (new)
•mcma techcon: november 9-10
the in-person collaborative robots, advanced vision & ai conference is postponed until the fall of 2021. however, a3’s robotic grinding and finishing conference, slated for december 2-3 in st. paul, minnesota, will be held in-person if possible, and online if not.