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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.


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.

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...

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