ProMat 2017 Educational Sessions: Autonomous Vehicles

This work is part of a series on the educational seminar opportunities at ProMat 2017.

This year at ProMat 2017, we’re introducing a seminar theater dedicated to Autonomous Vehicle Solutions located in the North Hall of McCormick Place.

This year you’ll be able to learn about:

Drones in the Supply Chain: What’s the Big Deal About Cycle Counting?

Date: Monday, April 03 | 10:45 – 11:30AM | Sponsor: PINC

Companies that carry a significant amount of inventory are continually looking for better ways to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of their inventory checking process. Some companies stop operations to carry out a full physical inventory check … read more

Commercial Drones and the American Regulatory Landscape: Past, Present, and Future

Date: Monday, April 03 | 12:45 – 1:30PM | Sponsor: Small UAV Coalition

The Small UAV Coalition is comprised of the leading manufacturers, software and hardware providers, end users, and service providers of companies in the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry. In addition to cultivating groundbreaking collaboration amongst … read more

How Drone Delivery is Disrupting the Supply Chain

Date: Monday, April 03 | 2:00 – 2:45PM | Sponsor: Flirtey

Flirtey is one of the premier independent drone delivery services, with a mission to create the fastest, most efficient and customer-centric delivery service in the world. In the past year, Flirtey has conducted historical drone deliveries including the first … read more

Autonomous Vehicles and Drones

A Material Handling Professional’s Pragmatic Perspective on Autonomous Vehicles and UAVs

Date: Monday, April 03 | 3:15 – 4:00PM | Sponsor: Velodyne LiDAR

Billions of dollars are being invested by companies outside of material handling to make their vehicles autonomous or improve their mapping capabilities. These companies include, but are not limited to, automobile manufacturers, off-road industrial vehicles … read more

Scanners Taking Flight: The World of Warehouse Sensing is Changing

Date: Tuesday, April 04 | 10:45 – 11:30AM | Sponsor: Skyward

It’s clear that drones are transforming numerous industries, driving efficiency and enhancing safety. But how do they fit within supply chains? Learn how drones and other mobile sensors can become a core cost-cutting component of your business. Jonathan Evans … read more

Technology Advancements of Aerial Robotics

Date: Tuesday, April 04 | 12:00 – 12:45AM | Sponsor: Advanced Aircraft Company

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) technology is rapidly accelerating and will soon reach an inflection point where it is more cost effective to utilize UAS to accomplish tasks over traditional means. The confluence of: advanced aerodynamic design, hybrid electric … read more

Drones in Logistics

Date: Tuesday, April 04 | 1:30 – 2:15PM | Sponsor: Autonometrics

This talk focuses on the capabilities of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and the potential applications to logistics. Discussions will include indoor and outdoor drone operation including regulatory considerations, operator training and system maintenance … read more

Town Hall Discussion: Art of the Possible, UAS in the Supply Chain Industry

Date: Tuesday, April 04 | 2:45 – 3:30PM | Sponsor: Rupprecht Law

This is your opportunity to discuss the present and future applications of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) technology in the supply chain industry. An article written by Kate Bertrand Connolly cited the Walker Sands’ 2016 Future of Retail Study showing that …  read more

Autonomous First Mile Delivery for Lean Manufacturing

Date: Wednesday, April 05 | 10:45 – 11:30AM | Sponsor: OTTO Motors

Manufacturers tend to focus on solving challenges related to the Last Mile, but every last mile has a First Mile. It is often the process of material transport within intralogistics that is overlooked, yet material handling accounts for 30-75% of an item’s … read more