Have you ever seen a hotel ballroom filled with robots, conveyors and engineers? We had the opportunity to experience it first hand earlier this week when Robotiq asked us to sponsor their second annual Robotiq User Conference in Quebec City.
The conference included a challenge where eight teams of 12 engineers used their robots, conveyors, grippers, and sensors to build "pumps." They had 24 hours to design their system, program the robots and crank out pumps.
Here are six things we learned from watching them work.