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September 2012

Automate 2013: Show Registration Open: Exhibits Filling
(Chicago, IL - January 21-24, 2013)

Automate 2013 logoBest to Book Now... Exhibit Space Selling Quickly!

Collocated with ProMat (a major material handling show that attracts some 30,000 people) at Chicago's McCormick Place. Targeting a wide range of industries, Automate 2013 will have a special emphasis on attracting small and medium sized companies. These companies are interested in using robotics and other automation technologies to grow their business and help them stay globally competitive. You'll meet visitors and be presented with new customer opportunities from a diverse buying audience.

Booth space selection is open for Automate 2013. But hurry... Automate 2013 exhibit space is selling quickly.

Automate 2013 Exhibitor List
Automate 2013 Floor Plan
Automate 2013 Exhibitor Contract

FREE Exhibit Space Set for 25 Companies in Integrator Pavilion...A Few Booths Remain! Automate offers integrators the opportunity for free floor space and great exposure right at the front of the show. Don't wait, with 25+ companies already signed up, only a few booths left!
Automate 2013 Integrator Contract

For more information on exhibiting, contact Kathleen Straight (+1-734-994-6088) or visit www.automate2013.com.

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.

North American Robotics Industry Posts Best Quarter Ever

North American robotics companies sold more industrial robots in the second quarter of 2012 than any previous quarter in history, with a jump of 14% in units and 28% in dollars over the same quarter in 2011. more...

RIA members can login to the Member Control Panel to access the complete Second 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: www.robotics.org or contact RIA Headquarters at +1-734-994-6088.

RIA Announces Genesis Systems as Newest Certified Robot Integrator

Genesis Systems Group is the newest robotic integrator 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, now with a total of eight integrators designated, invites additional integrators to apply for certification... applications are being accepted. Each Integrator goes through a rigorous process which includes an on-site audit, safety training and hands-on testing of key personnel among the criteria to confirm that they meet the requirements of the new Certified Robot Integrator designation. Details and application.

Engelberger Medal2013 Joseph F. Engelberger Awards: Nominations Now Open

The Robotic Industries Association has just opened nominations for the world's most prestigious robotics honor, the 2013 Engelberger Robotics Award. The 2013 awards will presented in Seoul, South Korea, during the 44th International Symposium on Robotics in October, 2013. Nomination form, details.

Regional Robot Safety and Compliance Training in US Northeast
(Corning, NY - October 16,, 2012)

Missed September's National Robot Safety Conference XXIV? You still have an opportunity to train this year. RIA conducts the only remaining scheduled robot safety training seminar of 2012 on October 16. Hosted by RIA User Member, Corning, Incorporated in Corning, New York, seminar begins with R15.06 Robot Safety Standard training, followed by a session on Risk Assessment. Seminar looks towards the requirements as anticipated in the new R15.06 Standard document as contained in the new ISO 10218 Standards. This may be your last chance to train in 2012... Register Today!

Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences Robotics
(October 11, 2012, 12 Noon to 1:00 PM EDT)

Free webinar describes the use of robots in pharmaceutical and life science applications. Mainstream topics of manufacturing and packaging are covered. The use of robots in prescription verification and accurate dispensing is shown. Special FDA considerations are discussed. Details/registration...

View Full Webinar Lineup: Upcoming 2012 Webinars

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Missed These Recent Webinars or Want More? View Recordings Anytime!

  • Robots: Vision Guidance (3D: Bin Picking) (originally conducted 9/20/12): View Webinars
  • Beyond the Robot: 3D Visualization for Complete Robotics Solutions (originally conducted 9/6/12): View Webinars
  • Robot Safety Awareness Webinar (originally conducted 8/9/12): View Webinars
  • New Trends in Material Removal Robots (originally conducted 7/19/12): View Webinars
  • Assembly Techniques - Robot Basics (originally conducted 7/14/12): View Webinars
  • Robots: Vision Guidance Technology (2D) (originally conducted 7/7/12): View Webinars
  • Palletizing / Depalletizing - Robot Basics (originally conducted 5/24/12): View Webinars

Robotics Industry Forum: Outstanding Speaker Lineup for Orlando
(Orlando, FL - February 20-22, 2013)

Featured Speakers: Dr. Michio Kaku Headlines

Dr. Michio Kaku, an American theoretical physicist, professor, a co-founder of string field theory, a futurist, and a "communicator" and "popularizer" of science, will headline our conference. He is one of many other sensational speakers scheduled to meet you in Orlando. 

The Forum is collocated with the AIA and Motion Control Association Business Conferences and already has 150 global industry leaders registered. The hotel block is filling and excitement continues to build.

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.


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