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Robotics Industry News

RIA’s Upcoming Fall Events Focused on Safety and Collaborative Robots

Robotic Industries Association

Ann Arbor, Mich. – North America’s robotics trade group, Robotic Industries Association (RIA), will host two major events in Pittsburgh this coming October. The 27th National Robot Safety Conference will be held October 12-14, 2015 followed by the International Collaborative Robots Workshop on October 15. Both events will be held at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The National Robot Safety Conference is the world’s leading event for industrial robot safety and compliance. It provides in-depth coverage of the latest ANSI/RIA R15.06 -2012 Robot Safety Standard and risk assessment issues as well as functional safety, safety circuit design and a look at various applications. The conference also includes a tabletop exhibit featuring leading companies specializing in industrial robot safety.

“Safety is priority one for the robotics industry,” said Jeff Burnstein, President of RIA. “This annual conference provides essential training on issues related to safeguarding all types of robot applications.”

Collaborative robots, or robots that work side by side with humans, is the hottest topic in robotics today. The International Collaborative Robots Workshop will explore advancements in the field with a global view on collaborative robot technology, applications, safety implications and human impacts.

“We’ve had very strong interest at our previous International Collaborative Robots Workshops from major user companies who want to learn how this new class of robot can help them become stronger global competitors,” Burnstein said. “We’ll feature presentations from top experts in the field as well as a look at many of the leading collaborative robotics products.”

Burnstein noted that RIA is offering discounts to people attending both workshops. “Safety is critical in collaborative as well as traditional robot applications, so we decided to hold the two events back to back to make it easy for people to attend both.”

Registration will be open for both events on June 1. For more information visit Robotics Online or call the A3 headquarters at 734/994-6088.

About Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Founded in 1974, RIA is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to improving the regional, national and global competitiveness of the North American manufacturing and service sectors through promotion and enhancement of robotics and related automation. RIA represents 340 robot manufacturers, system integrators, component suppliers, end users, consulting firms, research groups, and educational institutions. The association hosts a number of events including the International Collaborative Robots Workshop (October 15, 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA, the National Robot Safety Conference (October 12-14, 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA), the A3 Business Forum (February 3-5, 2016 in Orlando, FL) and the biennial Automate Show & Conference (April 3-6, 2017 in Chicago). RIA also provides quarterly robotics statistics and has a content-rich website, Robotics Online. For more details on RIA, visit Robotics Online or call 734/994-6088.

About Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
The Association for Advancing Automation is the global advocate for the benefits of automating. A3 promotes automation technologies and ideas that transform the way business is done. A3 is the umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA - Advancing Vision + Imaging, and Motion Control Association (MCA). RIA, AIA, and MCA combined represent some 800 automation manufacturers, component suppliers, system integrators, end users, research groups and consulting firms from throughout the world that drive automation forward. For more information, please visit our websites: A3 - RIA - AIA - MCA

Contact:
Bob Doyle
Director of Communications
734/994-6088

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