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Robotic Industries Association

  • MI, United States
  • Tel: (734) 994-6088
  • Fax: (734) 994-3338
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  • Member Since 1900
  • Robotic Internal

Robotic Industries Association publishes Robotics Online which provides information to help engineers, managers and executives apply and justify robotics and flexible automation. The site includes a proprietary search engine algorithm that makes it easy to find and compare leading companies, products and services. Robotics Online is dedicated to news, articles and information specifically for the robotics industry.

RIA members contribute content, serve as experts for “Ask the Experts" and guide the Association with input from committees and volunteers that help write robot standards and technical reports. Publications, including safety standards and risk assessment software, are available from the online bookstore.

Founded in 1974, RIA is the only trade group in North America organized specifically to serve the robotics industry. Member companies include leading robot manufacturers, users, system integrators, component suppliers, research groups, and consulting firms.

Industry Insights

Major Robot OEMs Fast-Tracking Cobots

POSTED: 09/25/2014

Still in its infancy, the rapidly evolving domain of human-robot collaboration (HRC) has seen remarkable technological advancements.

Robotic Assembly: Shrinking Footprint, Expanding Market

POSTED: 08/22/2014

SUVs, ovens, surgical devices and hard drives … What do they have in common?

Our Autonomous Future with Service Robots

POSTED: 07/24/2014

Robots are increasingly broadening our horizons beyond the factory floor.

The Realm of Collaborative Robots – Empowering Us in Many Forms

POSTED: 06/17/2014

No area of industrial robotics has attracted more fanfare than human-robot collaboration.

Take My Hand, Behold the Future of Robot End Effectors

POSTED: 05/08/2014

Robot end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) is a hotbed for development right now. It’s also one of the most critical parts

Robots, Cameras and Cables: Avoiding Catastrophic VGR Failures

POSTED: 04/08/2014

By themselves, robots lack perspective. Pair them with vision. Now you’re cruising. Welcome to the Big Dance in vision guided

Robots with an Appetite for Food

POSTED: 03/06/2014

Too often in the food industry we hear the term Dirty Dozen. Usually it refers to unsavory hygienic practices.

Material Handling Robots in the Mix

POSTED: 02/06/2014

Mobility, modularity and mixed-load are the big movers in this space

Robotics in 2014: Market Diversity, Cobots and Global Investment

POSTED: 01/10/2014

Twenty thirteen will go down in history as the year robotics took the marquee spot on the world stage.

Optimizing Robot Cycle Time: When Every Fraction of a Second Costs

POSTED: 12/04/2013

With their inherent speed, repeatability and accuracy, robots are undisputedly efficient. But that doesn’t mean they are without waste if

Why Robots Are Taking It Off

POSTED: 11/06/2013

Never ones to shy away from attention, robots are striking a formidable pose on the material removal stage.

The Art of Industrial Painting with Robots

POSTED: 10/07/2013

Some may be seduced by their graceful, delicate movements. But don’t be fooled. Industrial paint robots are relentless perfectionists

Robots and Laser Welding, the Perfect Fit

POSTED: 09/09/2013

From those early days when Unimate first reached across the assembly line, robotic welding has flourished to become a permanent

Latest Trends in Intelligent Robot End-of-Arm Tooling

POSTED: 08/08/2013

The role of robot end-of-arm tooling has never been more important.

Robotics+Vision at a Glance: The Dos, Don’ts and Applications

POSTED: 07/12/2013

Robots are renowned for their repeatability and speed. They take on monotonous, physically taxing, and even hazardous jobs

The End of Separation: Man and Robot as Collaborative Coworkers on the Factory Floor

POSTED: 06/06/2013

A new realm of industrial robotics is upon us. Human-robot collaboration is here, on the manufacturing floor, viable and successful.

Protecting End Users and Suppliers - Best Practices for Robot Integrators

POSTED: 04/30/2013

Robot systems integration is the Grand Central Station of an automation project

Advanced Vision Guided Robotics: Technology & Trends Impacting VGR Proliferation

POSTED: 04/02/2013

Give a robot “sight” and you expand its range of possibilities.

Robot Design, Integrated Controls and Software Architectures of Industrial Robots

POSTED: 02/05/2013

The software architecture of industrial robots, the “brains” of an automated work cell, enables the robot to perform assigned tasks

Robotics Industry Expected to Thrive in 2013

POSTED: 01/03/2013

As the economy continues its recovery from the Great Recession, the robotics industry is reaping the benefits

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