McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. Automation technologies such as robotics, machine vision and motion control help companies in every industry become stronger global competitors. Automate 2011 brings together a broad range of integrated solutions while examining the latest technology advances in these fields. Formerly the International Robots, Vision and Motion Control Show held once every two years, Automate 2011 has partnered up with ProMat 2011, a leading trade show for the material handling and logistics industries, to bring guests new ideas that can be put to use immediately. One badge gets you into both shows.