The finalists in an upcoming automation and robotics competition will include emerging companies with technologies ranging from platform-as-a-service (PaaS) to actuators to 3-D vision, contest organizers said Wednesday.
The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Association for Advancing Automation (A3) announced the eight finalists for its Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition, an event which will crown a winner on April 5 at Chicago's McCormick Place during the Automate 2017 Exhibition and Conference. Scheduled for April 3-6, that show is co-located with the 2017 ProMat conference and trade show.
Created to provide startup firms with an opportunity to generate awareness of their technology and find new sources of funding, the contest will highlight the industry's most innovative young companies in robotics, machine vision, and motion control, according to A3. Chosen from a field of over 30 contestants, the eight finalists will compete for the spotlight—and a $10,000 cash award—by pitching their technology solutions to a panel of judges in a theatre on the exhibition floor of the convention center.
The finalists include: