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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
  • Robotic Internal

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.

Industry Insights

Readying Your Robots and Workforce for Industry 4.0

POSTED: 05/25/2017

Industry 4.0 is not a distant vision for the future. A Big Three automaker capitalizes on its connected robots.

The Robotmakers – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

POSTED: 04/28/2017

Hot on the heels of industry’s greatest showcase for automation, Automate 2017, we offer this retrospective.

U.S. Alliance in Robotics for Manufacturing Means Innovation, Education, More Jobs

POSTED: 03/23/2017

Facing a widening skills gap, two years ago we made a Call for Action.

Automate 2017 in Chicago, Your Destination for North America's Automation Showcase

POSTED: 02/23/2017

Automate is back! Bigger and better than ever.

The Consumerization of Robots – Implications for You, Me, and Industry

POSTED: 01/26/2017

Consumerization will drive the Fourth Industrial Revolution, powered by artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and robotics.

Next-Gen Assembly Robots Turn Heads

POSTED: 12/15/2016

Forget what you think you know about assembly robots. How they look and move. Newcomers are about to change perceptions.

Robots Race for the Cure

POSTED: 11/17/2016

Cancer touches all of us. For everyone knows someone affected. Knows someone who has lost a loved one.

Robots Help Feed the World

POSTED: 10/27/2016

Food producers must keep up with the trends, while trying to anticipate the future. Flexible automation is the ticket.

Robotics Software for the Next Generation

POSTED: 09/29/2016

Sophisticated software and intelligent robotics depend on us, on our evolution.

Collaborative Robots and Safety Hand in Hand

POSTED: 09/09/2016

Collaborative robotics and safety go hand in hand. You can’t have human-robot collaboration without mitigating the risks for injury.

Mobile Robots and Intralogistics the Always-On Supply Chain

POSTED: 07/26/2016

The supply chain never sleeps. Neither do robots.

Robotics Clusters the Epicenter for Startups

POSTED: 06/20/2016

It starts innocent enough. First you have a curious few. Then a tight-knit group of visionaries with big dreams...

The Business of Automation, Betting on Robots

POSTED: 05/19/2016

Once again, the robotics industry broke its own record. In 2015, worldwide industrial robot sales rose by 8 percent...

Mexico, Land of Automatización Opportunity

POSTED: 04/22/2016

From automotive and aerospace, to consumer electronics and the medical device market, Mexico’s manufacturing sector is a hotbed for FDI.

Robotic Bin Picking – The Holy Grail in Sight

POSTED: 03/17/2016

Robotic random bin picking requires accuracy in the face of chaos. A tall order, but not impossible.

Aerospace Manufacturing on Board with Robots

POSTED: 02/18/2016

Since the Wright Brothers’ first flight in 1903, to the SpaceX launch and land in 2015, aerospace has shot high.

2016 – The Year of Robot Democratization?

POSTED: 01/26/2016

Bold predictions for Collaboration, Connectivity and Convergence rang in 2015. One industry insider even called them prescient.

Design Your Product for Producability, Design for Automation

POSTED: 12/16/2015

Forget naughty or nice. Consumers want what they want, when they want it. Manufacturers have to deliver...

Robots and Healthcare Saving Lives Together

POSTED: 11/23/2015

Physicians, nurses and technicians are the superheroes of healthcare. But even Captain Marvel needs a trusted sidekick. Enter the robots.

How SMEs in the Know Win with Automation

POSTED: 10/26/2015

SMEs represent the majority of businesses that have yet to realize the advantages of automation and robotics.

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