In part two of this video series from PACKO EXPO, Tom Egan of PMMI and Andy Hanacek, editor-in-chief of The National Provisioner, discuss the advancements and improvements in the use of automation and robotics.

Egan notes the use of collaborative robots (cobots) and advancements in vision systems to interact with robots as big trends at this year’s event. Egan also discusses the growth he has seen in virtual and augmented reality, and his prediction for where he expects to see automation and augmented reality in the next year.

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