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Coffee with Cobots: Efficient Automation for Small Manufacturers

AUGUST 8, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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On August 8 at 8:30am you’re invited to join OMEP and Impact Washington for their co-hosted forum on Collaborative Robots (Cobots).

Learn how Cobots are flipping the script for local manufacturers – get a hands-on demonstration – watch (and program) 2 Cobots to perform some common tasks. No sales pitch, just the facts. Hear from MEP leadership and Oregon State University robot experts about:

  • How Cobots can be used versatilely in your business
  • How Lean Robotics is now possible, providing fast payoffs
  • How Cobots differ from your typical industrial equipment


Cobots on-site free up your skilled workers for the tasks that people do best and leave the dirty, dangerous, and dull work to the robots. The MEP National Network’s mission is to help your company achieve occupational excellence. Join us for a fast-paced, informative and provocative discussion about how Cobots are helping small manufacturers automate efficiently today.

Cobots differ from standard industrial robots in a couple key ways, but most importantly they are easier to deploy, making them less financially risky.

Generally, they are good for:

  • pick and place
  • machine tending, and
  • palletizing

They do the dull, dirty, or dangerous (think repetitive stress) jobs; leaving your talent to do the work people do best. It will be fast paced and info packed with time at the end to check out some Cobot platforms on-site.


Date: August 8, 2019

Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Cost: $10.00

Event Category: Industry + Agriculture



Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Phone: (503) 406-3770

Website: View Organizer Website


Food Innovation Center
1207 NW Naito Parkway #154
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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