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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.


IFR: Surging Demand for Industrial Robots in 2010

POSTED: 09/16/2010

Since the beginning of 2010, the demand for industrial robots has been surging worldwide

Standards and Performance Metrics for Sensing and Perception Systems Used in Manufacturing

POSTED: 08/30/2010

A consensus-based working group is being established. The intent is to develop metrics and test methods for sensing and

Industry Leaders Join Safety Partnership for 2010 National Robot Safety Conference

POSTED: 08/26/2010

New Robot Safety Standard Draft Set to Debut During Indianapolis Conference

Trends in Automation: The Emerging World of Robotic Materials Handling

POSTED: 08/06/2010

In this special webcast, Executive Editor Bob Trebilcock, Group Editorial Director Michael Levans and Jeff Burnstein, president of the Robotic Industries Association, will explore the range of exciting new robotic solutions now available and where they may fit in your materials handling operations. This

Robot Sales in North America Jump 40% in First Half of 2010

POSTED: 08/02/2010

North American based robotics companies saw orders jump 40% in units in the first half of 2010

Finalists Named in Inaugural Worldwide Robotics Competition

POSTED: 07/28/2010

Six high-tech science and technology teams from four continents have been named finalists in the inaugural Multi Autonomous Ground-Robotic International

RIA Membership Committee Shapes New Association Activities

POSTED: 07/27/2010

RIA’s Membership Committee, chaired by Joe Gemma of Staubli Robotics, convenes in Ann Arbor on July 28, 2010, to plan membership benefits for today’s members. In years past, the Membership Committee has created a new Integrator category, mandated special emphasis on the educator category, and advocates for

RIA Conference to Introduce New Robot Safety Standard Draft

POSTED: 07/13/2010

Robot Safety Conference to Provide First Look on How Coming Changes Will Affect Companies

2010 Engelberger Robotics Awards Presented to Heinz-Dieter Schunk and Scott W. Deming

POSTED: 06/09/2010

The robotic industry’s highest honor, the Engelberger Robotics Award, was presented to Heinz-Dieter Schunk, Schunk GmbH and Scott W. Deming,

Student Robotics Teams To Compete at Oakland University

POSTED: 06/07/2010

In recent weeks, robots have been at the forefront of news stories across the country. In New York City, robots

RIA President Writes Guest Column on Robots & Job Creation

POSTED: 06/02/2010

As part of a BusinessWeek.com special report on robotics, RIA President Jeff Burnstein was asked to write a column addressing

Robotic Industries Association Market Trends Webinar Series

POSTED: 05/28/2010

RIA focus groups reveal that many users are unaware of the benefits and cost-savings robots provide.

IERA Award Finalists Nominated

POSTED: 05/26/2010

Six Finalists have been nominated by the IERA Award Committee to present their story of the genesis of a successful

Next Generation of Robotic Innovation to be Displayed, Discussed, Demonstrated at U.S. Army TARDEC’S 2010 Robotics Rodeo

POSTED: 05/24/2010

For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Army is inviting prominent robotics technologists from across the country to gather and

RIA National Robotics Week Webinars Now Available from Robotics Online

POSTED: 05/24/2010

Videos of RIA’s Market Trends Webinar Series from National Robotics Week are now available free upon demand from Robotics Online.

RIA Educator Sponsorships Assist in Pursuit of Robotics Careers

POSTED: 05/21/2010

A new Educator Sponsorship program, an initiative spearheaded by the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) Membership Committee, has been launched. The

AUTOMATICA, the International Trade Fair for Automation and Robotics will Open its Gates Again!

POSTED: 05/12/2010

From June 8 to 11, 2010 AUTOMATICA will bring all areas of robotics and automation under one roof. The aim

U.S. Army TARDEC, Macomb Community College Urge Michigan Students toward Technology Careers in Robotics, Engineering

POSTED: 05/10/2010

DETROIT ARSENAL, WARREN, MI – Middle- and High-School students from around Michigan have been invited to Macomb Community College May 4-5 to learn about future, attainable careers in robotics and engineering and see the latest trends for semi-autonomous robotics in action. The event – titled Robotics, Engineering and Technology (RET)

AIA Offers Certified Vision Professional Training in Boston

POSTED: 05/04/2010

First Step to Company Certification Individuals can now attain certification as a machine vision professional (basic level) through a new program launched by the Automated Imaging Association (AIA), the global industry’s trade group. To earn “CVP” status, individuals need to pass a test based on the basic tutorial programs AIA offers in

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

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