61st International Engineering Fair To Begin on Monday
With over 1,600 exhibitors and 80,000 visitors from 30 countries, the International Engineering Fair (MSV) is rightfully the most important industrial fair of the year in Central Europe. Photo: MSV, 2018. Credit: Casadei Graphics / Brno Daily.
Brno, Oct 4 (BD) – The 61st edition of the annual fair will begin on Monday, occupying all the pavilions of Brno Exhibition Center. Preparations are in full swing. The main topics of 2019 MSV are “Industry 4.0” and “Digital Factory”.
See the photo gallery from the last year’s jubilee edition (below). The 60th edition looked back at the engineering legends of the Czech industrial past and gave a glimpse into the future of technology. Visitors witnessed the presentation of the fourth industrial revolution in today’s companies. The fourth industrial revolution is built on the third, the digital revolution that has been in progress since the middle of the 20th century, and consists of a fusion of technologies blurring the borders between the physical, digital, and biological spheres.
Companies, universities, and research institutions presented numerous industrial robots. Visitors could see robotic bartenders, robots solving Rubik’s cubes, or a robot sculptor. The “Kuka” industrial robot sculpted several versions of Otakar Španiel’s 1928 statue of Masaryk in front of spectators during the fair.
The “100 Stories” exhibition in Pavilion A celebrating the 2018 Czechoslovak centennial featured unique interwar cars with aerodynamic designs, the first Czechoslovak humanoids inspired by Karel Čapek’s novel R.U.R., the first car made in Brno – Omega, and the millionth Jawa motorcycle produced.