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Robotic Industries Association

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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

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

Robots and Vision for Semiconductors and Electronics Manufacturing

POSTED: 12/03/2012

Robotics have long been a staple in the electronics and semiconductor industry.

Robotic Material Handling

POSTED: 11/06/2012

Material handling is the essence of industrial robotics with most robotic applications falling within this category.

Robots in the Lab

POSTED: 10/05/2012

Tasks in the life sciences, pharmaceutical and biomedical industries have always been complex and time-consuming. With the advent of new

Robot Safety Trends in Automotive

POSTED: 09/10/2012

There are vibrant new activities related to industrial safety in robot applications; none more so than in the automotive industry

Robots in Aerospace Applications

POSTED: 07/31/2012

While robotics play an important function in the fabrication of aircraft engines, aerospace companies are increasingly investing in robots

New 2012 Edition of ANSI/RIA R15.06 About to be Approved

POSTED: 07/31/2012

The big national robot news is that the 2012 edition of R15.06 is in the final stage for ANSI approval

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