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June 2012

Engelberger Medal2012 Joseph F. Engelberger Award Winners Announced

The Engelberger Robotics Award, the world's most prestigious robotics honor, will be presented to Richard Litt, Genesis Systems Group, LLC and Dr. Martin Buehler, Vecna Technologies to honor their excellent achievements in leadership and technology. The 2012 awards will be presented in Taipei, Taiwan, on August 30th during the 43rd International Symposium on Robotics (August 29-31, 2012). more



Robotics Industry Off to a Great Start in 2012

North American robotics companies enjoyed one of the industry's strongest opening quarters ever, with order increases of 27% in units and 30% in dollars over the same period in 2011. more


RIA members can login to the Member Control Panel to access the complete First Quarter 2012 RIA Deluxe Statistics Report along with previous reports. For more information about the RIA statistics and the robotics industry, or about membership to access the full report, visit: or contact RIA Headquarters at +1-734-994-6088.


RIA Announces First Certified Robot Integrators

Ellison Technologies Automation, Intelligrated Systems Inc.,  JR Automation, Motion Controls Robotics, Progressive Machine & Design, LLC, Tennessee Rand and Wolf Robotics are the first seven robotic integrators to receive the new Certified Robot Integrator designation from the Robotic Industries Association. more



Certified Robot Integrator Program Accepting Applications

RIA's Certified Robot Integrator program, launched in January, is currently taking applications from interested integrators. Each Integrator goes through a rigorous process which includes an on-site audit, safety training and hands-on testing of key personnel among other important criteria to confirm that they meet the requirements of the new Certified Robot Integrator designation.


For detailed information on the certification program and current certified robot integrators, visit the special Robotics Online program page. more


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Regional Robot Safety and Compliance Training in Northwestern US

(Seattle, WA - July 25, 2012)

RIA conducts the only scheduled robot safety training seminar of the season on July 25, hosted by RIA User Member, Boeing, in Seattle, Washington. Focusing on the R15.06 Robot Safety Standard and Risk Assessment training, one-day session looks towards the requirements as anticipated in the new R15.06 Standard document as contained in the new ISO 10218 Standards. Register Today!


This is your last opportunity to train prior to the RIA National Robot Safety Conference XXIV, September 24-26 in Indianapolis, Indiana!


RIA National Robot Safety Conference XXIV...Early Bird Registration Now Open

(Indianapolis, IN - September 24-26, 2012)

Conference Attendees:

Get one of a kind robot safety training at the Indianapolis Marriott East at the lowest possible rates during Early Bird registration, now through August 31!

Register Now, Agenda, Hotel & More


Interested in Exhibiting or Sponsoring?

Reserve a tabletop (September 25) to qualified RIA Members, low fees to all others

Reserve a sponsorship


For information or qualification details contact Jim Adams or call RIA Headquarters at +1-734/994-6088.


Free Robot Safety Awareness Webinar Offered

(August 9, 2012)

A new R15.06 robot safety standard is in the pipeline. Hear about the changes directly from RIA before they go into effect. Free webinar, previewing the new standard, training offered at the RIA National Robot Safety Conference (September 24-26 in Indianapolis, Indiana.) and basic compliance issues, is sponsored by industry leaders including ABB Inc. and OMRON STI. Join Us!


Sponsors: Is your company interested in sponsoring this webinar? more


Automate 2013: Interest Continues to Heat Up

(Chicago, IL - January 21-24, 2013)

Collocated with ProMat (a major material handling show that attracts some 30,000 people) at Chicago's McCormick Place, booth space selection is open for Automate 2013. But hurry ... Automate 2013 has already sold 75% of the floor space it occupied in 2011! Expect a huge audience including crossover traffic of attendees and the opportunity to meet visitors from a very broad spectrum of industries, especially buyers from small and medium sized companies interested in automation.


Automate Offers FREE Exhibit Space to Qualified System Integrators

Automate offers integrators the opportunity for free floor space and great exposure right at the front of the show. Unlike other large industry shows where a small integrator can get lost in the crowd, there's no way any of the expected 30,000 pre-registrants who visit the show can miss the system integrators and their solutions at Automate 2013.


Automate 2013 Exhibitor List

Automate 2013 Floor Plan

Automate 2013 Exhibitor Contract

Automate 2013 Integrator Contract


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


Presenters Sought for Robotics Sessions at Automate 2013 Conference

Speakers are currently being sought for the upcoming Automate 2013 Conference for a variety of robotic and other topics. Abstract submissions are being accepted through August 1, 2012. more


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.



Robotics Industry Forum: Lock in Lowest Rate with Registration by June 30th

(Orlando, FL - February 20-22, 2013)

Registration is open for RIA's Annual Meeting, the 20th annual Robotics Industry Forum at the Orlando World Center Marriott.


Join more than 350 industry leaders from the robotics, vision + imaging and motion control industries at the collocated Forum and AIA and Motion Control Association Business Conferences. Learn about where the economy is headed, new market opportunities and other key topics impacting your business as you network with industry leaders from throughout the world.


Take advantage of the lowest possible rate for RIA Robotics Industry Forum registration available through June 30. Register now!


Registrants must be an RIA member in good standing to attend. For further details including full agenda, registration form, click more, or call RIA at +1-734-994-6088.


RIA Market Studies Help Uncover Business Potential

If your goal is to expand your business and profit margins in growing markets, then you need to check out the range of valuable market studies offered by RIA.

  • Major Economies Face Increased Uncertainty ? How Will It Affect Manufacturing?
  • Market Opportunities for Automation Companies in Russia
  • Robotic Warehousing: Are There Market Opportunities for Automate Companies?
  • What Do Automate Companies Stand to Gain from Fuel Cell Manufacture?
  • Market Opportunities in Food Processing and Packaging in India
  • Market Opportunities in the Wind Turbine Industry
  • The Electric Car of the Future
  • Hybrid Sensor Technology for Robots

RIA Members can login to the Member Control Panel on Robotics Online and download a free PDF of the study from the "White Papers and Market Studies" section. Non-members can purchase these studies through the Robotics Online Bookstore (Market Studies), or obtain at no cost through membership (Join RIA: benefits and application) or by calling 1+734-994-6088. 


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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Grow Your Business Through RIA: Membership Counts

Now comprised of some 280 organizations, join other industry leaders who have become members of RIA. Start taking advantage of membership benefits, including extensive resources and programs offered exclusively to members, to help your business grow. It just makes good business sense. View full membership details, including an online application, and join today or contact RIA at +1-734-94-6088.