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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
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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.


Consumer Robot for Autism Therapy Wins Top Prize In Nation’s First RoboBowl Competition

POSTED: 10/26/2011

  InterBots of Pittsburgh Wins $25,000 in Finals at Carnegie Mellon University PITTSBURGH—A Pittsburgh startup, Interbots, won a first prize of $25,000 for its plan to develop consumer robots that could help boost the social skills of autistic children in the inaugural RoboBowl venture competition. Interbots was one of five

Food Robotics Webinar from RIA

POSTED: 09/15/2011

Consumer demand for increased variety is especially big in the food and beverage industry and virtually all producers want to increase productivity. RIA's Food Robotics webinar (September 29, 2011, Noon EDT) examines core issues, including safety and quality control, so that you can quickly understand limitations and opportunities

Robonaut 2 is Subject of Keynote Address at Automate 2011

POSTED: 01/13/2011

I took a handoff from the GM-NASA Robonaut 2 while at a recent press event in Warren, Michigan, and the first thing that struck me about the GM-NASA

Automatic Ham Boning Robot - Mayekawa HAMDAS-R

POSTED: 12/09/2010

Winner of the 4th Robot of the Year Award in the small business in venture capital category (from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry & The Japan Machinery Federation) is Mayekawa Electric's ham boneing robot. Food processing robots are bound to attract a lot of attention as they naturally

Vision-Guided Robotics Responds to Changes in Photovoltaic Manufacturing

POSTED: 09/08/2010

When a U.S. company called on manufacturing solutions provider

Robot Safety Awareness Webinar

POSTED: 08/30/2010

A new robot safety standard is set to take effect in 2011. Manufacturers have already started producing robots that are compliant. Users and integrators now must consider guidelines that are harmonized with ISO.  For more than a decade, OSHA has referred to the ANSI/RIA R15.06-1999 Robot Safety Standard but times

Don’t be Alarmed – It’s Just a Robot I’m Talking From

POSTED: 08/26/2010

When a security alarm goes off in a deserted office building at night and a robot meets first responders at the door to see what happened does it mean we’ve entered the age of the Jetsons? What if that robot gives its owner the ability to

Look to RIA for a Revitalized Robotics Industry

POSTED: 02/03/2010

There is no sugar coating the fact that the robotics industry suffered from the Great Recession but there are some bright spots. RIA’s Director of Market Analysis, Paul Kellett, presented detailed statistics during the Robotics Industry Forum and they show the industry has contracted. However, he also highlighted areas where

KUKA RoboCoaster is Sum of All Thrills at Disney’s Epcot

POSTED: 10/19/2009

Until recently, few people could boast they had strapped themselves to a robot and gone for a ride (although quite a few did this at 2005 International Robots & Vision Show when KUKA brought an early version of their RoboCoaster). Now you can go

How to Use this Site

POSTED: 01/13/2009

Robotics Online is designed to help you get information about robotics. It has been carefully optimized for search engines and for a simple user experience. Robotics Online is published by Robotic Industries Association; the only North American non-profit trade association dedicated solely to the robotics industry, and has a long

News from the Forum: Why Robotics Online is a Competitive Advantage to RIA Members

POSTED: 11/17/2008

Leaders from the robotics industry converged in Orlando in the first week of November for the 16th annual Robotics Industry Forum. As the Association explored the state-of-the-industry, attendees learned first-hand about business opportunities, market trends and how Robotics Online gives them a competitive advantage. Robotics Online</p>
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Robotics for Senior Management

POSTED: 06/01/2008

Introduction These guidelines for senior management have been prepared by the Robotic Industries Association to provide a better understanding of industrial robot technology and to describe the impact of industrial robots on a company's operations and strategies. The recommendations are based on the experience of robot implementers and users who have

RIA Members Talk About How RIA Helps Them Sell

POSTED: 05/31/2008

“One of the many benefits of being a member of the RIA is the instant credibility it gives our company when we display the RIA logo on our Web site. When companies see the RIA logo on our site, I think that they feel more comfortable that they are

Worker Bot Sorts Packages

POSTED: 07/20/2007

  Industrial robot maker Yaskawa Electric has teamed up with megaconglomerate Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and packaging system manufacturer Hokusho Co., Ltd. to develop a parcel sorting system that employs agile robot workers capable

Companies Large and Small Enjoy RIA Membership

POSTED: 10/17/2005

Meet RIA Corporate membership in RIA is open to more than just suppliers, an arrangement not often found in a trade group, but one of the best ways to ensure value to an entire industry. Founded in 1974, RIA is the only North American trade group

Assembly Robots 101

POSTED: 08/05/2002

Assembly Robots 101 by Joe Campbell   While robots are among the highest technology products on the manufacturing floor, they are essentially just another tool. Twenty years ago, cam-actuated devices were commonly accepted, then pneumatic

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