MTC Robotics & Automation Open Lab

MTC Robotics & Automation Open Lab

Industry Events MTC Robotics & Automation Open Lab

Get an insight into the latest robotics and automation technologies... and how they could help your business improve productivity.

Ever wondered how your business could benefit from automation? Interested to learn from others who have done it? Got an idea you'd like to discuss or need some guidance?

The MTC is opening its doors on 20th September, inviting you to come and explore the world of robotics and automation. We'll have a range of robotics demonstrators in action and will also be showcasing the novel developments being made in robotics and automation within the EU-funded ROBOTT-NET project.

Date: Thursday 20th September
Venue: The Manufacturing Technology Centre, Ansty Park, Coventry, CV7 9JU. Click here for directions.
Time: 10:30 - 15:30 (Registration from 10:00)
Price: Free

How to register: Register via our Eventbrite page.

The agenda for the day will include:

  • Introduction to the ROBOTT-NET project
  • An overview of the ROBOTT-NET project work undertaken over the past year, including:
    - Automated parts picking into kits
    - Automated manually operated equipment
    - Use of robotic welding for manufacture
    - Development of a low-cost robotic arm
  • Tours of the MTC's state-of-the-art workshop - we'll have a range of robotics demonstrators in action, including collaborative robots, mobile robot platforms and dextrous manipulation
  • Meet the experts - meet the engineers who have worked on these ground breaking projects, discuss ideas, sources of support and funding, the next steps in your automation journey.
  • Exhibition and networking opportunities

Why attend?

  • Get an insight into the latest robot and automation technologies
  • See novel technologies in development at the MTC
  • Discuss potential funding and collaboration opportunities, and support available for robot implementation
  • Network with those who have implemented automation technology
  • Meet the experts and discuss your ideas


The event will start at 10:30 and finish at 15:30.

Register today

This event is free to attend, but registration is essential. we only have limited places available, so book early to avoid disappointment. You can register via our Eventbrite page.

We only have limited places available, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Please note: All attendees will need to bring photographic ID with them on the day. This is a security measure and is required in order for you to gain access to the MTC building. We regret to advise that if you do not bring photographic ID with you on the day, then you will be unable to attend the event.

Hear from the delegates at our last Robotics & Automation Open Lab event in on why this is an opportunity you don't want to miss.


ROBOTT-NET exists to help make the best ideas in industrial robotics a reality; for the benefit of technology developers and European manufacturing. We are a consortium of four of Europe's leading research organisations: MTC (UK), Tecnalia (Spain), Fraunhofer IPA (Germany), and the Danish Technologial Institute (Denmark). We are offering free consulting to companies who develop or deploy automation technology in industrial production. Anyone with a concrete idea, challenge or development project related to industrial robots can apply for one of our vouchers - which will entitle you to approximately 400 hours of free consulting.

Throughout the project, ROBOTT-NET will hold Open Lab events in Denmark, Germany, the UK and Spain. These events will provide more information on how you can apply for a voucher, and also have the opportunity to secure further development assistance up to a value of €150,000.

For more information, please visit:

The ROBOTT-NET project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 688217.

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The MTC has fantastic potential to shape the UK’s manufacturing future and I’m proud to be a part of that vision.
Redland Sanders
Research Engineer – Intelligent Automation