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Locus Robotics to Participate in Panel at UBM's Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit in New York

Founder Bruce Welty to discuss the current and future state of collaborative robotics

WILMINGTON, Mass., June 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Locus Robotics (www.locusrobotics.com), the award-winning autonomous warehouse robotics company, announced that the Company's founder and chairman, Bruce Welty, will be speaking at UBM's Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit, held from June 13-15th, 2017 at the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center in New York, NY.

Welty, Locus Robotics' Founder and Chairman, will be a speaker for the session entitled, "Can Robots Fill the Skills Gap?" at 9:30 am ET on Tuesday, June 13th discussing how increasing labor costs and growing labor needs make collaborative robots a viable solution to help manufacturers bridge the labor gap.

Mr. Welty will also participate in two panel discussions on Tuesday, June 13th.  The first, "The Reality of What's Possible with Collaborative Robots and What's Still in the Works" held at 10:15 am ET on Tuesday, June 13th, will be hosted by Chris Wiltz, Managing Editor, Design News. This panel will discuss developments in new technology and materials, strategies for increasing warehouse efficiency, and where opportunities exist for robots in the supply chain. This session will be followed by "The Future of Collaborative Robots is Here. What's the Cobot's Next Move?" held at 10:45 am ET, also on Tuesday, June 13th.  This second session will be hosted by Design News Senior Editor Rob Spiegel, and will explore what is next in the booming collaborative robotics industry, as robots continue to become a more important part of the economy.

Welty is a pioneer and visionary in warehouse robotics; he's built, bought and sold some of the industry's most innovative companies. Welty has automated warehouses for Fortune 500 companies, startups, and even built a major third-party logistics company that ships more than $1 billion in e-commerce orders per year for companies including Zara, Glossier, and Bonobos.


Locus Robotics transforms your productivity without transforming your warehouse. Locus's innovative, autonomous robots work collaboratively alongside workers, helping them pick 2x-5x faster, with near-100% accuracy, and less labor compared to traditional picking systems. This proven, powerful technology integrates easily into existing warehouse infrastructure without disrupting workflows. For more information visit www.locusrobotics.com.


UBM's Advanced Manufacturing portfolio is the leading B-to-B event producer, publisher, and digital media business for the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry. Our print and electronic products deliver trusted information to the advanced manufacturing market and leverage our proprietary 1.3 million name database to connect suppliers with buyers and purchase influencers. We produce more than 50 events and conferences in a dozen countries, connecting manufacturing professionals from around the globe. The Advanced Manufacturing portfolio is organized by UBM plc. UBM is the largest pure-play B2B Events organizer in the world. Our 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries, serve more than 50 different sectors. Our deep knowledge and passion for these sectors allow us to create valuable experiences, which enable our customers to succeed.  Please visit www.ubm.com for the latest news and information about UBM.  

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