Robotics Industry News
GDP Hints at Recovery; RIA Helps Members Bounce Back
Robotic Industries Association Posted 07/31/2009
The latest U.S. GDP numbers (second quarter 2009) suggest a recovery is in sight and RIA has developed benefits for its members to help them bounce back. RIA’s Director of Market Analysis, Paul Kellet, is preparing a new RIA report of quarterly statistics for the robotics industry, and is available to offer observations on what to expect in terms of a recovery.
Members can calibrate their business strategy based on statistics and other reports from RIA. Those not familiar with RIA have more ways to discover the Association and its members as RIA develops webinars and market studies that range from food processing to wind power. Members have an all-new networking opportunity in the New Year as RIA marries its Robotics Industry Forum, January 20-22, Orlando, Florida, to the business conferences of Automated Imaging Association and Motion Control Association.
This and more is explored on the pages of Robots in America (see Good News on GDP Seen by RIA as Precursor to Economic Recovery).Contributing this blog is Brian Huse who has been with RIA since 1994. In a "walkabout" of the industry that started in 1998, he worked for member companies Deneb (now DELMIA) and Norgren Automotive – a four-year stint in which he was immersed in the business of software and hardware manufacturing for the robotics industry. He rejoined RIA in 2001 and considers lessons learned in the for- and not-for-profit sectors while looking for ways to help RIA members and its publics. Blogging is one way he tries to help the robotics industry stay connected, and he hopes readers will use and comment on information published in Robots in America, RIA’s blog site.