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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

Small Assembly Robots with Big Gains

POSTED: 09/28/2015

Our electronics are shrinking. Products are more customized. Product lifecycles are getting shorter. So what’s a manufacturer to do?

Robot Safety, Everything But Routine

POSTED: 08/20/2015

Robot safety is always top of mind with industry advocates. For they know the robot’s power and understand its capabilities.

Robots, the Plastics Molder’s Best Friend

POSTED: 07/23/2015

Plastics molders’ best friends come in all shapes and sizes. One thing they have in common – they’re all robots.

Intelligent Robots: A Feast for the Senses

POSTED: 06/25/2015

Dumb robots – it’s a phrase we’ve heard too often. Well, no more!

Robot–Scientist Collaboration (and Separation) in Lab Automation

POSTED: 05/20/2015

Automation in the life sciences industry spans an array of applications, from medical device assembly and pharmaceutical high-throughput screening (HTS)

Closing the Skills Gap in Automation: A Call for Action

POSTED: 04/30/2015

A panel of automation professionals has weighed in, sharing ways to bridge the skills gap, and recruit talent.

Calculating Your ROI for Robotic Automation: Cost vs. Cash Flow

POSTED: 03/19/2015

Your customers want it faster, better, cheaper. Your competitors are closing in. And the stakes are getting higher.

One and Only Automation Showcase for Robotics, Vision and Motion Control

POSTED: 02/26/2015

Automation is becoming a contact sport. No longer are the machines over there and the humans here.

Robotics 2015 and Beyond: Collaboration, Connectivity, Convergence

POSTED: 01/19/2015

One of the most transformative periods in the robotics industry is upon us.

Robots Fill the Welding Gap

POSTED: 12/17/2014

Manufacturing is sexy. No longer reserved for ops meetings and supplier showboating, behind-the-scenes views of the manufacturing machine...

Packaging & Palletizing Robots Solve Industry’s Pain Points

POSTED: 10/30/2014

Throughput, quality, labor and ROI, this is what keeps manufacturers awake at night. Fear not. Robots are at the ready.

The Shrinking Footprint of Robot Safety

POSTED: 10/06/2014

Robots are in the zone. They are are cleverly focusing their movements to finely tuned angles and reshaping the robot

Major Robot OEMs Fast-Tracking Cobots

POSTED: 09/25/2014

Still in its infancy, the rapidly evolving domain of human-robot collaboration (HRC) has seen remarkable technological advancements.

Robotic Assembly: Shrinking Footprint, Expanding Market

POSTED: 08/22/2014

SUVs, ovens, surgical devices and hard drives … What do they have in common?

Our Autonomous Future with Service Robots

POSTED: 07/24/2014

Robots are increasingly broadening our horizons beyond the factory floor.

The Realm of Collaborative Robots – Empowering Us in Many Forms

POSTED: 06/17/2014

No area of industrial robotics has attracted more fanfare than human-robot collaboration.

Take My Hand, Behold the Future of Robot End Effectors

POSTED: 05/08/2014

Robot end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) is a hotbed for development right now. It’s also one of the most critical parts

Robots, Cameras and Cables: Avoiding Catastrophic VGR Failures

POSTED: 04/08/2014

By themselves, robots lack perspective. Pair them with vision. Now you’re cruising. Welcome to the Big Dance in vision guided

Robots with an Appetite for Food

POSTED: 03/06/2014

Too often in the food industry we hear the term Dirty Dozen. Usually it refers to unsavory hygienic practices.

Material Handling Robots in the Mix

POSTED: 02/06/2014

Mobility, modularity and mixed-load are the big movers in this space

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