19th Annual Robotics Industry Forum
19th Annual Robotics Industry Forum will be Jan. 18-20, 2012, Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, Fla. The Robotic Industries Association event is co-located with the AIA and MCA business conferences, attracting those interested in robotics, machine vision, and motion control.
19th Annual Robotics Industry Forum will be Jan. 18-20, 2012, Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, Fla. The 19th Annual Robotics Industry Forum brings together top executives from robotics manufacturers, system integrators, component suppliers, end users, research groups, universities, and consulting firms, according to the organizer, Robotic Industries Association. The event features insightful talks and outstanding networking opportunities, RIA said. The Forum, co-located with the AIA Business Conference and the MCA Business Conference, are expected to attract some 350 industry leaders from the robotics, machine vision, and motion control industries.
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Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.