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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
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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.


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

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

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