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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

A Preview of the Automate 2011 Conference

POSTED: 03/01/2011

The Automate 2011 Show and Conference promises to be an event where robot suppliers, integrators and potential end-users of robotics

Robotic Warehousing: A New Market Opportunity for Robot Manufacturers and Integrators?

POSTED: 02/07/2011

According to a new ATC study on robotic warehousing, a revolution is underway in order fulfillment and automation is enabling

Food Robotics Comes of Age

POSTED: 02/07/2011

From the beginning, robots were built for harsh environments, a trait that serves them well in food processing applications. Freezers

Unique Robotic Applications

POSTED: 02/07/2011

When people think of industrial robotics, the automotive and electronics industries often come to mind first. As robots and their

After 50 Years Robots Have New Horizons

POSTED: 01/11/2011

Advancements in safety systems, end-effectors and sensors are rapidly bringing robotics into new applications

Robotics Industry Is Optimistic in 2011

POSTED: 01/11/2011

As the global economy emerges from the Great Recession of 2008-2009, business activity is slowly picking up.

A Look Ahead to 2011

POSTED: 12/15/2010

2010 has been a very good year for the robotics industry; RIA President Jeff Burnstein shares excitement for 2011.

A Look at Robots in Alternative Energy

POSTED: 11/01/2010

As the world grapples with diminishing supplies of petroleum and the increasing carbon impact of coal, nations and manufacturers are

Service Robots – Getting Successfully Established

POSTED: 09/16/2010

The robot companion still a vision?

Robot Safety Standard to be Revised

POSTED: 08/31/2010

How Changes to International Standard for Industrial Robot Safety (ISO) affect American National Standards (ANSI).

International Robot Safety Standard in Final Review

POSTED: 08/02/2010

The ISO 10218 International Standard for industrial robot safety is entering its last stage of approval prior to publication.

What’s New with Robots in Electronics and Semiconductors?

POSTED: 07/07/2010

Robotics manufacturing electronic components and semiconductors have a long history. As the trend towards ever smaller electronic devices continues along with the requirement for cleanliness, the need for robots will increase in these applications. The electronics within the robots performing tasks in semiconductor and electronic applications mirrors the trends toward becoming

What's New with Robotics in Injection Molding?

POSTED: 06/01/2010

Robotics are being applied in increasing frequency in injection molding related processes

Motoman’s Dean Elkins is RIA’s New Chair

POSTED: 04/30/2010

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) selected a new chair in January 2010.

What's Cooking with Food Robotics?

POSTED: 04/05/2010

Robotics have an increasingly important role in maintaining a food supply that is safe, efficient and cost-effective. To gauge the

“S” Shaped Recovery for the Economy?

POSTED: 01/22/2010

At RIA’s Robotics Industry Forum, Chris Thornberg of Beacon Economics offers a new type of prediction for the economy.

Robotics Market Cautiously Optimistic for 2010

POSTED: 01/18/2010

The robotics industry, like the world economy, is slowly emerging from the most trying economic times since the 1930s.

What Is New with Robots in Press/Machine Tending and Material Removal

POSTED: 12/07/2009

Material removal or press/machine tending: Which task is more dull and dangerous? Manufacturers often have had difficulty in finding people to fill these positions. With improved vision systems and off-line programming (OLP), manufacturers are increasingly investing in robotics to perform tending and material removal chores. “I see the overall acceptability of

Food Lovers Can Thank Robots

POSTED: 11/23/2009

Thank a robot for your food? Then and now (I Love Lucy vs. Quattro Robot for packaging chocolates). Video

Safety Triggers Military Robot Alert

POSTED: 11/05/2009

If you like “Future Weapons” on Discovery Channel then you’ll be interested in the MAARS Robot. Video included

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