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Come see over 500 exhibitors showcasing the latest in automation technologies

Automate is the broadest automation solutions event in North America, affording the best overview of the entire industry. Featuring the latest in cutting-edge robotics, vision, motion control, and related technologies, the event attracts thousands of visitors from around the world looking for ways to enhance their processes, improve product quality, lower costs, and sharpen their competitive edge.

Automate will follow all recommended COVID-19 guidelines in place in 2022 to keep everyone safe.


Automate is the largest solutions-based showcase of automation technologies in North America. Formerly the International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show which dates back to 1977, Automate now demonstrates the full spectrum of automation technologies and solutions for a broad array of industries. The show is held once every two years.

Right at the front of Automate, companies that provide integration of automation, robotics and machine vision will show actual demonstrations of systems. This will allow attendees to see live demos solving challenges they face in their industry, and also to learn from solutions used in other industries that may be beneficial to them. The rest of the show features the latest automation, robotic, vision and motion control technologies and systems on display from leading global suppliers.

A comprehensive educational conference accompanies the Automate show. Featuring a broad array of classes from beginner to advanced skill levels, the conference offers something for all attendees - they can take one class or four full days of training. Classes are taught by experienced industry professionals who understand the industry challenges our attendees face. Our conference has been consistently rated high-quality and high-value, delivering a training experience that is immediately worthwhile.


For nearly five decades, the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) has played a key role in helping automation technologies become among the most critical tools of the 21st Century. A3 represents more than 1,100 organizations involved in robotics, artificial intelligence, machine vision & imaging, motion control & motors and related automation technologies. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan USA with an office in Querétaro, Mexico.

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June 6-9, 2022


TCF Center
1 Washington Blvd 
Detroit, MI 48226  USA

Detroit, Michigan is in the eastern time zone.


Monday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Automate Conference Starts Daily at 8:00 am


There is no cost to attend the show, but a fee applies to the educational conference. For your safety, no one under 12 admitted.


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Automate is a show of the Association for Advancing Automation.