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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.


Robots Help Transform Small Business Into Huge Success Despite Economy

POSTED: 12/29/2009

Business good and Marlin Steel Wire, the company that bought robots to compete, is compensating workers better than ever

White House Announces New Framework for Revitalizing Manufacturing

POSTED: 12/28/2009

Ahead of a meeting today at the White House, Ron Bloom, President Barack Obama's senior adviser for manufacturing policy, said

Manufacturing Policy or Lip Service?

POSTED: 12/22/2009

Obama Administration to host meeting about American manufacturing with business leaders and Vice President Joe Biden

Fronius Melds Repeatability and Prosperity with Robot Industry

POSTED: 12/21/2009

As the New Year approaches, business conditions at Fronius remains strong as growth leads to hiring in Michigan

Implications of Recent Rulings on the Research & Development Tax Credit

POSTED: 12/18/2009

2009 has been an exciting year for the Research and Development Tax Credit (R&D Tax Credit). The R&D Tax Credit

Army Robots to Headline All-American Bowl Celebration

POSTED: 12/18/2009

The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) is showcasing some of the latest military robotics technology

Hopeful Signs Around the World

POSTED: 12/03/2009

RIA President Jeff Burnstein's blog from his recent trip to Japan reveals many positive signs for the robotics industry.

Robot Users Sought for Focus Group

POSTED: 11/13/2009

If you're a current robotics user who uses the services of system integrators, we'd like you to consider being part

Robot Orders Down 30% Through September

POSTED: 11/11/2009

North American robotics companies saw orders for new robots decline 30% in units and 43% in dollars...

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).

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