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Robotic VISION Technologies Joins Leading Industry Associations RIA, AIA

Robotic VISION Technologies, LLC

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. - Robotic VISION Technologies, LLC (RVT) has joined  the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), North America’s sole trade group formed to specifically serve the robotics industry, and  AIA, the world’s largest machine vision trade association.

“Becoming a member of these two (RIA, AIA) very well respected organizations will provide opportunities for many benefits for Robotic VISION Technologies,” RVT President and Chief Executive Officer Rick Weidinger said. “Our software is the world’s finest in vision guided robotics and RIA and AIA are excellent resources for developing partnerships in many fields of automated manufacturing and finding solutions and new applications to reduce costs and increase efficiencies in bringing products to the marketplace.”
RIA has 315 members including robot manufacturers, users, system integrators, component suppliers, research and consultant firms. AIA has in excess of 320 members in 32 countries.

“RIA and AIA bring the entire industry together,” Weidinger said. “It is vital to the growth of robotics that we work together and companies can’t do that without communication and networking. They also offer services that range from finding recently-introduced products, recruiting new employees, market research and analysis, workshops and conferences.

“We’re proud to become a member of RIA and AIA and excited about working with their members.”
Robotic VISION Technologies will be exhibiting at the International Conference for Vision Guided Robotics in Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 12-14, 2013.

About Robotic VISION Technologies LLC
Robotic VISION Technologies, LLC is a private company and a recognized leader in the field of intelligent machine vision and robotic vision guidance software. RVT’s software and technologies enable vision recognition and robot guidance processes in manufacturing, logistics, material handling, automation, situational awareness and more. RVT’s main technology platform--eVisionFactory--features the Henry Ford Technology Award-winning single-camera software product. In addition, RVT has won the prestigious BAE Systems Chairman’s Award for its technology and work efforts on the Advanced Weapons Assembly government contract. Customers using RVT’s technologies include the U.S. Navy, Toyota, Ford, GM, Chrysler, Honda, Nissan, Harley-Davidson, Boeing and Johnson & Johnson. RVT’s eVF software platform is installed in hundreds of systems worldwide and operates every day on over $500 million of capital equipment. Robotic VISION Technologies is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., with an office in Washington, D.C., and will open an office in Munich, Germany, during the fourth quarter of 2013.

About Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Founded in 1974, RIA now represents some 315 robot manufacturers, system integrators, component suppliers, end users, consulting firms, research groups, and educational institutions. RIA is best known for its biennial Automate Show & Conference (next event slated for March 23-26, 2015 in Chicago); the ANSI/RIA National Robot Safety Standard and annual National Robot Safety Conference (Oct. 14-16, 2013, Indianapolis), and the annual Robotics Industry Forum (Jan. 22-24, 2014, Orlando). The association also provides quarterly robotics statistics and has a content-rich Robotics Online website attracting hundreds of thousands of visits a year from throughout the world. For more details on RIA, visit www.robotics.org or call 734/994-6088.

About AIA
Founded in 1984, the AIA was organized specifically to advance the global understanding and implementation of vision and imaging technologies to help our members grow. We are committed to providing support and leadership on common industry issues. Today, AIA is the world's largest global vision and imaging trade group serving more than 330 member companies from 32 countries. Our members include manufacturers of vision components and systems, system integrators, distributors, OEMs, end users, consulting firms, academic institutions and research groups directly involved with vision and imaging. Together these companies increase the quality of our everyday lives--from quality control of the things we use, eat or drink, to safety and security in the places we go, to better medical screening and faster drug discovery, to high-tech entertainment and so much more. Key AIA activities include standards development for the industry; market research and analysis (including a quarterly Vision Market Report for members); trade show sponsorship—The Vision Show and Automate; educational workshops, conferences and networking opportunities throughout the world; an annual industry Business Conference; an annual Vision + Imaging Industry Directory; and Vision Online, the world's leading resource for vision and imaging information. For more information on AIA, visit www.visiononline.org.

CONTACT:
Tim Tuttle
Media/Public Relations Director
Robotics VISION Technologies, LLC
Office: 765-246-6335
Cell: 765-721-7599
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