Video: Woodworking Robot to Star at WMS 2013 & Wood Tech Summit

By Rich Christianson | Posted: 10/13/2013 5:33PM


A woodworking robot, with the special ability to help oversee the production of approximately 1,200 cabinets per week without human lifting, will star at the 2013 Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo (WMS 2013) and at the Wood Tech Summit Leadership Conference.

A veritable clone of Ernest, the robot shown in this video running the cabinet making workcell at Ro-Bois-Tic, will be featured at CNC Automation's booth 5068 at WMS 2013, Oct. 24-26 at the International Centre in Toronto.

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, the day before WMS 2013 opens, Bastien Larouche, owner of Ro-Bois-Tic near Quebec City, QC, will present an update on his one-man, one-robot business featured on the February cover of Wood Products magazine.

Registration for Wood Tech Summit not only includes admission to WMS 2013, but allows for half-price registration for teammates.

Learn more about WMS 2013.

Learn more about the Wood Tech Summit Leadership Conference.


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Rich Christianson

Rich Christianson is Associate Publisher and Editor at Large of Woodworking Network. During his 25+ years covering the wood products industry, Rich has toured hundreds of manufacturing plants throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His reporting has covered everything from the state of the industry and impact of wood imports to technology and environmental issues. In his current capacity he is responsible for editing the daily Woodworking Network Update newsletter and coordinating events including the annual Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and Canada’s biennial Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo. He can be contacted at or follow him on Google+.

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