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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

After 50 Years Robots Have New Horizons

POSTED: 01/11/2011

Advancements in safety systems, end-effectors and sensors are rapidly bringing robotics into new applications

Robotics Industry Is Optimistic in 2011

POSTED: 01/11/2011

As the global economy emerges from the Great Recession of 2008-2009, business activity is slowly picking up.

A Look Ahead to 2011

POSTED: 12/15/2010

2010 has been a very good year for the robotics industry; RIA President Jeff Burnstein shares excitement for 2011.

A Look at Robots in Alternative Energy

POSTED: 11/01/2010

As the world grapples with diminishing supplies of petroleum and the increasing carbon impact of coal, nations and manufacturers are

Service Robots – Getting Successfully Established

POSTED: 09/16/2010

The robot companion still a vision?

Robot Safety Standard to be Revised

POSTED: 08/31/2010

How Changes to International Standard for Industrial Robot Safety (ISO) affect American National Standards (ANSI).

International Robot Safety Standard in Final Review

POSTED: 08/02/2010

The ISO 10218 International Standard for industrial robot safety is entering its last stage of approval prior to publication.

What’s New with Robots in Electronics and Semiconductors?

POSTED: 07/07/2010

Robotics manufacturing electronic components and semiconductors have a long history. As the trend towards ever smaller electronic devices continues along with the requirement for cleanliness, the need for robots will increase in these applications. The electronics within the robots performing tasks in semiconductor and electronic applications mirrors the trends toward becoming

What's New with Robotics in Injection Molding?

POSTED: 06/01/2010

Robotics are being applied in increasing frequency in injection molding related processes

Motoman’s Dean Elkins is RIA’s New Chair

POSTED: 04/30/2010

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) selected a new chair in January 2010.

What's Cooking with Food Robotics?

POSTED: 04/05/2010

Robotics have an increasingly important role in maintaining a food supply that is safe, efficient and cost-effective. To gauge the

“S” Shaped Recovery for the Economy?

POSTED: 01/22/2010

At RIA’s Robotics Industry Forum, Chris Thornberg of Beacon Economics offers a new type of prediction for the economy.

Robotics Market Cautiously Optimistic for 2010

POSTED: 01/18/2010

The robotics industry, like the world economy, is slowly emerging from the most trying economic times since the 1930s.

What Is New with Robots in Press/Machine Tending and Material Removal

POSTED: 12/07/2009

Material removal or press/machine tending: Which task is more dull and dangerous? Manufacturers often have had difficulty in finding people to fill these positions. With improved vision systems and off-line programming (OLP), manufacturers are increasingly investing in robotics to perform tending and material removal chores. “I see the overall acceptability of

Food Lovers Can Thank Robots

POSTED: 11/23/2009

Thank a robot for your food? Then and now (I Love Lucy vs. Quattro Robot for packaging chocolates). Video

Safety Triggers Military Robot Alert

POSTED: 11/05/2009

If you like “Future Weapons” on Discovery Channel then you’ll be interested in the MAARS Robot. Video included

Robotic Simulation and Off-line Programming: From Academia to Industry

POSTED: 11/02/2009

Robotic simulation and off-line programming (OLP) are powerful tools for saving integrators and end-users time and money when designing a

A Little Green in Every Robot

POSTED: 10/19/2009

Robots are among the most efficient machines available to manufacturers and can be part of any company’s strategy for green

Food Processing Gets New Safety Controls

POSTED: 10/13/2009

Food applications are important to many RIA members. RIA caught up with Gary Ferguson for a Q & A session.

Making it Safe: National Robot Safety Conference 2009

POSTED: 10/06/2009

On the eve of major changes to robot safety standards, robot makers, integrators, and peripheral equipment manufacturers will attend...

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