ProMat and Automate Mobile Robot Preview 

 April 1, 2019

By  Mike Oitzman

ProMat / Automate Mobile Robot Show Guide

Are you going to ProMat / Automate next week? We’ve done all of the homework for you and built the definitive list of mobile robot vendors to visit while you’re at the show AND we’ll be live blogging from the show all week with the latest news.

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UPDATE 4/26: We recently published our summary article of 10 Things We Learned at ProMAT and Automate 2019

It’s going to be a record setting event next week at the 2019 Automate and ProMat shows in Chicago with over 35 companies displaying some form of mobile robotics in their booths. The mobile robot market is exploding, and this will be your best chance to see live demonstrations of the latest technology.

At ProMat 2019 you'll have the opportunity to see a variety of autonomous mobile solutions: everything from AGV's to autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) to the latest autonomous fork truck solutions. The core technology embedded in these vehicles have made them smarter and more powerful than ever before. As collaborative robots, most of the systems are safe to operate around humans (note: there are are still some solutions which are designed to operate in in enclosed spaces while moving shelving to human pack out stations). Unlike AGV's, which are restricted to pre-defined operational lanes in the factory or warehouse, AMR's can operate safely in aisle-ways crowded with humans, fork-trucks, tuggers and other AMR's.

So put on your walking shoes, zero your pedometer and get ready to hustle through the aisles at the two largest, co-located shows for industrial automation and material handling in North America.

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The Mobile Robot Guide Automate session on How to select a mobile robot

In addition, our founder and editor, Mike Oitzman, will be presenting a session on “How to select a mobile robot”, Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 11 AM (CT). If you’re in the market for a mobile robot, this is one of the must see sessions at the show. Mike will be on stage along with Ash Sharma of Interact Analysis. Ash will be presenting his latest research on the mobile robot market. Mike will outline how to prioritize your needs for mobile material handling and build a credible selection process as you shop for the right mobile robotics solution partner.


There are a bunch of other great presentations happening with a some of the leading industry experts. Check the official AUTOMATE 2019 CONFERENCE GUIDE for room information.

Day / Time

Session Title


Monday, 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Automating Warehousing & Logistics with Cloud Robotics

Melonee Wise, CEO, Fetch Robotics

Tuesday, 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Lights-Out, Greenfield and Other Myths: How to Build a Business Case for Automation in the Real World

Jeff Christensen, VP, Product, Seegrid

Tuesday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cleaner Floors, Happier Janitors: The Rise of Self-Driving Floor-Scrubbing Robots

Pablo Molina, Chairman, CTO, and Co-Founder, Avidbots

Wednesday, 8:00 am - 9:00 am

PANEL: Autonomous Mobile Robots Support a Lean Approach to Business Operations

John Santagate, Research Director, IDC
Silas Robertson, Sr. Vice President, Olympus Controls
Ed Mullen, VP Sales - Americas,
MiR - Mobile Industrial Robots
Brandon Coats, Sr Research & Development Engineer, MHS

Wednesday, 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Using Mobile Picking Robots to Help Retail Distribution

John Cameron, Chief Software Engineer, IAM Robotics

Wednesday, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Future of Automation: Robots that can Adapt to New Environments

Lior Elazary, CEO, InVia

Wednesday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Selecting a Mobile Robot & the Future of Mobile Robots

Mike Oitzman, Founder and Publisher, The Mobile Robot Guide
Ash Sharma, Research Director
Interact Analysis

Wednesday, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

How Ease of Use Will Enable Workforce Adoption and Unleash Company Growth

Jason Walker, CEO and Co-Founder, Waypoint Robotics

Wednesday, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Intelligent Robotics for Flexible Supply Chain Automation

Andreas Hofmann, Director and Head - Boston R&D Labs, GreyOrange

Thursday, 11 AM - 12 PM

The Collective Workflow: Benefits of the human, robot and AI Integration

Daniel Theobald, CIO, Vecna Robotics

Mobile Robot Vendor Guide

Here’s our “short list” of vendors who are displaying the latest in mobile robot technology for a variety of material handling and ecommerce logistics and warehousing applications. Company names are hyperlinked to their websites, so you can easily research them before (or during) the show.

And check back often during the show as we'll add live content during the event as we discover (and announce) new product releases. 

You can also follow the live updates from the show on our Twitter feed


Mobile Robot Vendors at ProMat and Automate 2019:


Booth #


Promat S3983


Promat S2059

Max N10 Pallet Stacker, Max N10 Tugger

Promat N6124 

(Electrovaya booth)


Promat N6951

Driven by Balyo software

Promat S3341


Promat N6915


Promat S337b


Promat N6751


Automate 7561


Promat N6559


Promat S4841

HMIShelf, CartConnect, RollerTop, Freight500, Freight1500

Promat N6327

Geek Robot

Promat S3641

L600, l1200S, FL1200S, MR10S, Tugger, Forklift

Promat S3275

Butler, Flexo(tm)

Automate 6074

troNnik, iNcaart, briNgbot, AMRCore-100

Promat S618A


Automate 7132


Promat S4679


Promat S3684

InVia Picker

Promat S1684


Automate 7556

iiwa, Quantec, flexFELLOW

Promat S3212


Promat S2897


Automate 7368

MiR500, MiR100, MiR200, MiRHook100, MiRHook200

Promat S4675


Automate 8737

LD-100, LD Cart Transporter

Promat S3441

OTTO 100, OTTO 1500, OMEGA

Automate 8459

TR500 RollerTop for MiR

Promat N6354

Seegrid Smart Platform, GT10, GP8

Promat N6139

1 Piece

Automate 7150

Helmo Mobile robot system

Promat S1212

AutoStore, CarryPick

Promat S4250


Promat S3644


Promat S4583

Pallet Jack, Conveyor, Tugger, Retriever, pivot.al,

Promat S3588

Vector, Delta

Promat S2393

Star System, Laser Forklift, Mini AGV, Grace

About the author 

Mike Oitzman

Mike Oitzman brings 25 years of product management and product marketing experience to the role of publisher and editor for Mobile Robot Guide. Mike is a respected expert in the mobile robot market and is a frequent panel leader and speaker at events and tradeshows.

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