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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.


RIA Membership Surges in 2011

POSTED: 06/06/2011

Compared to a year ago, membership is up 26 percent at Robotic Industries Association, the only North American trade association

Motion Control Market Recovery Continues in 1st Quarter 2011

POSTED: 06/01/2011

The Motion Control Association (MCA) has released statistics for first quarter 2011 showing year over year growth for the fifth

CBS Report Finds Job Opportunities at Dow Linked to Robotics

POSTED: 05/26/2011

Jobs in Michigan are as hard to come by as anywhere in the U.S., but people with engineering degrees and

U.S. Army’s Automotive Research Center Conducting 17th Annual Conference May 23-24 in Michigan

POSTED: 05/20/2011

More than 60 years ago, the U.S. government called upon the American people to establish the Arsenal of Democracy and

Automate 2011 / 42nd ISR Conference Proceedings Now Available

POSTED: 05/20/2011

Outstanding presentations from global experts are featured in the Automate 2011 / 42nd International Symposium on Robotics (ISR) Conference proceedings

Angry Birds and Robots

POSTED: 05/10/2011

Finland brought us Angry Birds and is well represented in the robotics market. RIA is happy to welcome Visual Components

Robot Safety Awareness Webinar Registration Now Open

POSTED: 05/06/2011

RIA members take special interest in robot safety and a new Robot Safety Awareness webinar, July 19, 2011, is sponsored

RIA Offers Compliance Training for New Robot Safety Standard

POSTED: 05/05/2011

Four new Robot Safety Training seminars will be conducted during the months of June and July by the Robotic Industries

Robot Orders Surge 31% in First Quarter of 2011

POSTED: 05/03/2011

Best Opening Quarter Since 2007, Says RIA

Automate 2011 iPad Winner Hails from Plastic Injection Molding for Medical Sector

POSTED: 05/02/2011

Plastic injection molding for the medical industry is a hot application for robots and machine vision, and Automate 2011 had

Robots for Food and Drink

POSTED: 04/21/2011

In the food and beverage industry, those who most efficiently pack and ship specialty orders win. In this blog about robots for food and beverage applications, RIA examines some of the drivers and considerations for choosing robots for food and beverage

RIA Continues Celebration of 50th Anniversary of Robotics during National Robotics Week

POSTED: 04/14/2011

During the recent Automate 2011 Show, RIA sponsored a special pavilion that paid tribute to 50 Years of Robotics

Automate 2011 Successfully Reaches Large Audience of Potential Automation Users

POSTED: 04/14/2011

Attendance surged at the recent Automate 2011 Show and Conference in Chicago (March 21-24) as three major trade associations combined

CEOs of International Robot Companies Discussed “The Competitive Edge of Robotics” in Chicago

POSTED: 04/13/2011

Recently, the IFR presented the first results of 2010 and forecasts up to 2014. A presentation of the preliminary results

Let The Sparks Fly...50 Years of Robotic Automation and the Future of American Industry

POSTED: 04/11/2011

AWS National Robotic Welding Conference & Exhibition 2011 - Overcoming Obstacles to Automation Through Innovation

Robotics Supply Chain: What impact has the Japanese tragedy?

POSTED: 04/07/2011

A new assessment on the robotics industry has been reached by the International Federation of Robots that takes into account the earthquake and tsunami effect on northeast Japan. With all the chaos, a positive outlook continues for the robotics market.

RIA President Interviewed on CNBC

POSTED: 03/30/2011

RIA President Jeff Burnstein was interviewed on CNBC during Automate 2011 in Chicago last week. He discussed the impact

The Intelligrated Way at ProMat and Automate: New Product, Service and Software Launches

POSTED: 03/21/2011

Sortation, order fulfillment, robotics and software the focus of in-booth demonstrations and seminars

Doors Open Soon on Automate 2011 with Emphasis on Solutions

POSTED: 03/18/2011

Show starts Monday; Show admission is free

Automate Honors 50 Years of Robotics

POSTED: 03/17/2011

Joseph Engelberger and partner George Devol, Jr. sold the first American industrial robot, a Unimate, to General Motors which installed it in 1961. It was used for hot and heavy work in die cast operations. Automate 2011 honors robotics industry pioneers with a special

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