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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.

News

TARDEC Robots Boss Goes to Washington

POSTED: 11/06/2009

An emerging military opportunity will allow TARDEC to set the robotic vehicle strategy for the country.

TARDEC Robots Provide Safer, High-Tech Inspection Capabilities At Border Crossings And Security Checkpoints

POSTED: 11/02/2009

Border crossings and security checkpoints have become increasingly difficult, dangerous areas for military and law enforcement personnel to patrol

Robots for the Battlefield: 12 Finalists in Worldwide Competition Go for the Prize in 2010

POSTED: 11/02/2009

Teams with university and corporate backing are finalists in international robotics competition with a U.S. $1.6 million purse.

Robots for Meat Processing Webinar

POSTED: 10/29/2009

RIA, in conjunction with National Provisioner, cover the basics of using robotics for meat processing (February 23, 2010) 2 PM

Webinar Examines Business Automation and Manufacturing Opportunities in Energy Sector

POSTED: 10/14/2009

Free webinar covers state of the industry for renewable energy; business opportunities for robot and automation companies.

Road Show Highlights Versatility of FESTO

POSTED: 10/06/2009

Parallel robot built entirely from FESTO parts is creative way to show versatility of their products.

New Market Opportunity Study Available: Food Processing and Packaging in India

POSTED: 10/05/2009

A new market study from Robotic Industries Association examines the opportunities for automation in food processing and packaging in India.

Is Buying a GM Vehicle Good for the Robotics Industry?

POSTED: 10/02/2009

U.S. car makers carried a bad rap for years but things are changing. And so are robots and vision.

The Straight Poop on Material Handling Robots

POSTED: 09/15/2009

What's greener? A flowerpot made of cow droppings or a robot that eliminates waste.

President Obama Names Ron Bloom Senior Counselor for Manufacturing Policy

POSTED: 09/10/2009

Today, President Obama will announce that Ron Bloom will serve as the Administration’s Senior Counselor for Manufacturing Policy.

21st Annual National Robot Safety Conference: The Partnership for Collaborative Safety Announced

POSTED: 09/09/2009

A newly formed partnership for collaborative safety between the Robotic Industries Association and safety partners such as PIAB Vacuum Products has been announced. The partnership seeks to advance robot and machine safety through participation in this year’s National  Robot Safety Conference XXI, October 26-28, in Dearborn (Detroit, Michigan).

Nominations Sought for RIA Board of Directors

POSTED: 09/09/2009

The RIA Board of Directors is seeking nominations for two-year terms beginning in January 2010.  There are openings for four suppliers and one user this year.  People interested in running should contact Jeff Burnstein, RIA President, at jburnstein@robotics.org or 734/994-6088 for details on the responsibilities of an RIA

Social Networking for Business Applications

POSTED: 09/09/2009

Jeff Burnstein, RIA President wrestles with how to make business use of social networking advances. He invites you to attend the upcoming Robotics Industry Forum presentation by James Spellos who will share real-world examples of how companies have taken advantage of the opportunities created by social networking.

Do Robot People Tweet?

POSTED: 09/08/2009

Is the robotics industry ready to embrace Twitter? Take the poll on Robots in America.

Moving Forward with Safety: Conference Focuses on Developments in Robot and Machine Safety

POSTED: 09/01/2009

RIA’s 21st Annual National Robot Safety Conference Examines the Latest in Standards, Technology and Products

Registration is Now Open for the 17th Annual Robotics Industry Forum

POSTED: 08/31/2009

Registration is now open for the Robotics Industry Forum in Orlando, January 20-22, 2010 at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel

Visionaries Plan New Kinds of Robots

POSTED: 08/26/2009

Roadmap to the future. Amazon linked to robots. What an interesting time for robotics.

Optimism Sensed at ATI Open House

POSTED: 08/21/2009

If pent up demand is ready to help the economy break out of its funk, ATI Industrial Automation is in a position to help customers make up for lost time. A good cross section of users, suppliers, integrators and engineers gathered in Orion Township, Michigan, and were treated

GE and FANUC Announce Agreement to Dissolve Joint Venture

POSTED: 08/21/2009

FANUC to reinforce industry-leading CNC portfolio; GE to continue global investment in industrial automation & process control systems, software solutions...

Technology Review Names Carnegie Mellon’s Treuille To Prestigious TR35 List of Top Young Innovators

POSTED: 08/18/2009

Adrien Treuille, an assistant professor of computer science and robotics, specializes in real-time computer simulation techniques.


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