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Close cooperation between HANNOVER MESSE and German Robotics Assoc.

January 2024

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Close cooperation between HANNOVER MESSE and German Robotics Assoc.
The topic of robotics is an integral part of HANNOVER MESSE. Robots of all sizes and shapes – from industrial robots and cobots right through to autonomous mobile robots – can be found throughout the exhibition grounds of the world’s leading trade fair for industry.

A special highlight this year is the Application Park in Hall 5, which has a strong partner at its side in the form of the German Robotics Association (DRV). Among other things, the DRV has made it a mission to promote and foster the use of robotics in Germany. Given the shortage of skilled workers, there is undoubtedly potential in this direction, with Germany ranking fifth behind China, Japan, Korea and the USA in global comparison.

"With the robotics experts from DRV, we have partners at our side with whom we will further build on the topic of robotics, in conjunction with that of automation, at HANNOVER MESSE. There is no better place in the world to showcase the diverse examples of robotic applications," says Hubertus von Monschaw, Global Director HANNOVER MESSE at Deutsche Messe AG.

The DRV will be the exclusive partner of the Application Park for the coming year. There, young robotics companies and start-ups in particular will present the diverse spectrum of possible applications for robots, as well as the interaction between humans, machines and artificial intelligence. Visitors can get a first-hand look at robotics-based automation and try it out for themselves. A highlight are the driverless transport systems, impressively demonstrating that drivers can be dispensed with in many areas of activity in the future.

"This exhibition platform offers visitors to HANNOVER MESSE a unique opportunity to engage with new technologies and learn how robotics, AI and automation can help solve the enormous challenges facing industry," enthuses Helmut Schmid, CEO of the DRV.

Robotics Congress on 6 and 7 February in Hannover
Just over two months before HANNOVER MESSE, the 13th Robotics Congress will take place on 6 and 7 February 2024 at the Technology Academy in Hannover. In plenary sessions or in workshops, participants will have the opportunity to gain an insight into the latest developments and trends in the field of robotics, which they can then experience first-hand at HANNOVER MESSE. The DRV is playing an active role as development partner behind the program.

HANNOVER MESSE is the world’s leading trade fair for industry. Its lead theme of “Industrial Transformation” brings together exhibiting companies from the mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and digital industries as well as the energy sector to present solutions for future production methods and the energy supply. Key topics include Industrie 4.0/Manufacturing-X, Energy for Industry, Digitization/Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Carbon-neutral Production, and Hydrogen and Fuel Cells. The program is complemented by a series of conferences and forums. The next edition of the event runs in Hannover, Germany, from 22 to 26 April 2024.

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