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March 2012


Don and Kelley VincentAutomation Industry Mourns Loss of Kelley Vincent

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) and its trade groups, RIA, AIA and MCA are sad to announce that the international robotics, vision and motion community lost a beloved ambassador when Caroline "Kelley" Vincent passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. Memorial contributions can be made to the Special Olympics. More...



Engelberger Award Medal

2012 Joseph F. Engelberger Awards: Nomination Deadline is April 1


The Engelberger Robotics Award is the world's most prestigious robotics honor, presented to outstanding individuals to honor excellent achievements in education and leadership. RIA is accepting nominations through the deadline of April 1 for the 2012 awards, which will be presented in Taipei, Taiwan, during the 43rd International Symposium on Robotics (August 29-31, 2012). more...



Industry Umbrella Group Changes Name to Association for Advancing Automation (A3)

The umbrella trade association for the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA, and the Motion Control Association (MCA) has changed its name from the Automation Technologies Council to the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), more accurately reflecting its mission to be the global advocate for the benefits of automation. more...



RIA Now Taking Applications for New Certified Robot Integrator Program

RIA is now taking application from integrators for its newly launched Certified Robot Integrator program. Any robotics system integrator successfully completing an on-site audit consisting of verification of required information and hands-on testing of personnel can become certified. Benefits include being able to promote themselves as a certified RIA integrator and industry leader and benchmarking with competitors. more...


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Rho Bota Phi Blog Site Launched to Help People Find Careers in Robotics

A new blog site to help students, faculty and job seekers plan for career opportunities in robotics is now live from Robotic Industries Association. more...





Educator Sponsors Honored by RIA


The Robotic Industries Association honors fourteen member companies for their sponsorship of institutions with an Educator/Researcher membership in RIA. more...




New Safety & Compliance Page Provides Resources on Robotics Online


A new safety and compliance page compiling an extensive library of information about robot safety is now available. RIA, the secretariat of the ANSI/RIA R15.06 National Robot Safety Standard, provides free access to the page which includes links to a webinar on Robot Safety Awareness, case studies, articles and resources about training. A new RSS "safety feed" is also available from the page to help people keep track of all the news about robot safety. View the new Robotics Online Safety & Compliance page.



Automate 2013

(Chicago, IL - January 21-24, 2013)

Automate 2013 Show and Conference is the premier event for robots, vision, motion control and related automation solutions in North America. The event will be held January 21-24 2013 at Chicago's McCormick Place and will once again collocate with ProMat, a major material handling and logistics show.


The collocation aims to help end users find solutions to their manufacturing and supply chain challenges and will be the largest international event and conference of its kind ever held in the U.S. The collocated events are expected to attract over 825 exhibitors to showcase their solutions to some 30,000 professionals from over 100 countries in industries such as warehousing/distribution, automotive, alternative energy, consumer goods, defense, food and beverage, electronics, lab automation, medical, pharmaceutical, plastics, printing, security, semiconductors and more.


Automation can help current and potential users improve productivity, boost product quality, speed-time- to market, reduce costs and become stronger global competitors. The Automate event educates attendees on how automation solutions can achieve these goals. Automate Show visitors attend to see new products and technologies, keep up-to-date on automation industry trends and to find suppliers for their funded or soon-to-be funded projects.


For more information on exhibiting, contact Kathleen Straight (+1-734-994-6088) or visit


Automate 2013 is sponsored by A3, the Association for Advancing Automation, the umbrella trade association for the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA, and the Motion Control Association (MCA), whose mission is to be the global advocate for the benefits of automation.



Robot Safety Compliance Training Trio Set for Spring/Summer in U.S.

(Troy, MI - May 30; Mansfield, TX - June 5; Seattle, WA - July 25, 2012)

Regional robot safety training seminars will be conducted by RIA in new locations throughout the U.S. in three upcoming consecutive months. Each seminar begins with R15.06 Robot Safety Standard training, followed by a session on Risk Assessment. Seminars looks towards the requirements as anticipated in the new R15.06 Standard document as contained in the new ISO 10218 Standards.


View Robot Safety Training Seminars: Troy, MI (May 30); Mansfield, TX (June 5); Seattle, WA (July 25)




Get More on Robotics Via RIA Blog


Check out the place where the robotics community is drawn to for posts, comments, guest-blogs and connecting with others in the industrial robotics industry and more: Robotics in America Blog.


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Let RIA Help You Grow Your Business: Membership Counts


Did you know that membership has been soaring over the recent months? Now some 270 organizations strong! Join other industry leaders who have joined RIA and start taking advantage of membership benefits, including extensive resources and programs offered exclusively to members. View full membership details, including an online application, and join today or contact RIA at +1-734-94-6088.