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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.


Robot Orders Post Strong Gains in First Quarter of 2010

POSTED: 05/04/2010

North American based robotics manufacturers saw new orders jump 16% in units and 30% in dollars in the first quarter

FIRST® Championship Draws More Than 10,000 Young People in Three Levels of Robotics Challenges at the Ultimate Celebration of Science and Technology

POSTED: 04/19/2010

Twenty thousand FIRST® supporters – mentors, students, volunteers, sponsors and fans – gathered this weekend at the Georgia Dome

Research Award in Robotics Base for Flexible Teams

POSTED: 04/15/2010

For the 4th time the Swedish robotics initiative Robotdalen arranges the international research competition Robotdalen Scientific Award

AUVSI Brings Robotics and Unmanned Technologies to Capitol Hill

POSTED: 04/14/2010

In celebration of National Robotics Week, The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), brings Robotics and Unmanned Technologies to

RIA Food Robotics Webinar - Free during April National Robotics Week

POSTED: 04/13/2010

National Robotics Week is the second week of April during which Robotic Industries Association offers a free webinar on Food

If We Can Mine Mars Robotically Can’t We Send Robots Down Coal Mines?

POSTED: 04/08/2010

Mont Coal, West Virginia is in the news after the specter of a coalmining tragedy that took dozens of lives. Robots are in the news, too, as journalists ask if something like the Mars Rover couldn’t be used to increase the safety of mining here on Earth. More and more,

Automate is New Name for International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show

POSTED: 04/01/2010

Collocated with ProMat® at McCormick Place in Chicago, March 21-24, 2011

Shish Kabab Robot

POSTED: 03/31/2010

Germany loves shish kababs but people who cut the meat get sweaty and a robot is cleaner and faster. Europe and Australia appear to be a bit ahead of North America in the deployment of robots for food processing, but that may be changing and RIA is

RIA Webinars Offered Free During National Robotics Week in April

POSTED: 03/25/2010

ANN ARBOR, Michigan – National Robotics Week is April 10-17, 2010, during which Robotic Industries Association offers three free webinars about robotics including one on business strategies, one on careers and one on food processing. Robotic Industries Association is the only North American trade association devoted solely to robotics. Business strategies for

GM, Honda, RIA and The Future of Robotics

POSTED: 03/18/2010

GM and Honda are two of the world’s largest robotics users. Read RIA President Jeff Burnstein's blog about robotics' future.

Robotics Online Delivers Live Stats to Members

POSTED: 02/16/2010

Now Robotic Industries Association offers the ability for members to see statistics for activity on their content and ads on

Find Valued Customers with RIA and its Members

POSTED: 02/15/2010

To find customers that will value you the most and make your business more productive try Value Mapping from KTS

North American Robot Orders Fall 25% in 2009 But Positive Signs Emerge in Fourth Quarter

POSTED: 02/08/2010

Robotics companies saw orders for new robots fall 25% in 2009, but the decline slowed considerably in the fourth quarter

Alliance of Top Industry, Academic and Non-Profit Organizations Team Up to Launch National Robotics Week

POSTED: 02/03/2010

The first annual National Robotics Week will be held from April 10-18, recognizing robotics technology as a pillar of 21st

Video Update from Robotics Industry Forum

POSTED: 01/31/2010

Some of the energy and networking is captured on video from RIA’s 2010 Robotics Industry Forum. The first set of videos are posted and more will follow. Robotic Industries Association brings VIPs together for business connections, conversations, and an update on the state-of-the-industry during the January

ProMat and International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show to Co-locate in 2011

POSTED: 01/28/2010

Both exhibitions will be held March 21-24, 2011 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

Economics at the Forum and in the Wall Street Journal

POSTED: 01/26/2010

Robotics Industry Forum and Wall Street Journal offer good insight into trends and business opportunities

Intel Labs Reveals Technology Trends for Home Robots during Robotics Industry Forum

POSTED: 01/25/2010

Key drivers are emerging this year that will enable affordable home robots, according to Dieter Fox, Director of the Intel Labs Seattle and Associate Professor in the Computer Science & Engineering Department at the University of Washington, Seattle. One is a new, $100

Dean Elkins of Motoman Leads RIA in 2010 as Chairman

POSTED: 01/21/2010

Elkins, Senior General Manager of Motoman Inc., has been elected as the new Chairman of Robotic Industries Association for 2010

Manufacturing Hall of Fame 2009: The Inaugural Class

POSTED: 01/14/2010

Ten outstanding people who likely have touched all our lives, including Joseph Engelberger.

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