The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), taking place Jan. 10 through 12 in Orlando, and The International Surface Event (TISE), taking place Jan. 18 through 20 in Las Vegas, are this year’s first stops for the “soon-to-be-iconic” SHOWBOT during Artaic’s Trade Show Tour for 2017.

Attendees of these two gigantic industry shows will have the opportunity to become acquainted to “SHOWBOT,” Artaic’s new high-speed robot, which was created specifically for its tour of the convention circuit. 

SHOWBOT is a “6 degree of freedom” articulating robotic arm, which deftly implements Artaic’s innovative technology in creating mosaic designs. As part of its strategic partnership with Bostik, Inc. (, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of adhesives and sealants, Artaic will be featuring SHOWBOT at Bostik’s Exhibit Booth at #S5246 at KBIS and at Booth #4506 at TISE.

Since setting up shop roughly one decade ago, Artaic Innovative Mosaic has incorporated robots driven by state-of-the-art software technology to speed up custom mosaic artwork production, and in doing so, making it more feasible for designers to offer even more impact on their projects. 

At TISE, SHOWBOT will be in full action, and attendees can see firsthand how the nimble robot precisely picks and places each individual tile accurately into a grid. 

“People see the robot and then say, ‘Oh, that’s so amazing.’ That’s clearly true.  But, in actuality, the robot simply picks and places tile,” says Dr. Ted Acworth, CEO and founder of the company. “There’s a huge amount more that has to get processed and done technologically before any individual mosaic tile gets picked and placed." 

SHOWBOT will not only get the attention of show attendees, but will give the Artaic Team a “hands-on” opportunity to further educate them on this very unique process. 

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