Weekly Wrap Up 07.11.2014

This Week in Automation


Trends in Robotics Sales &  the Robotics Industries Association Certification Program

Trends in robotics sales show companies in diverse industries are making greater use of automation. The automotive industry still accounts for most sales, but more companies in the life sciences and food and consumer goods industries are using automated solutions. A greater use of robotics is creating demand for integrators to certify and show their capabilities. Read More



Brand New Home – RIA Launches New Website

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the trade association for the North American robotics industry, has launched a completely redesigned website. Robotics Online, the online resource for robotics which has more than 330,000 visits each year, has been extensively updated with a new look and navigation capabilities. In conjunction with the updated website and in celebration of the organization’s 40th anniversary, RIA has also unveiled a new logo. Read More



Industrial Robots Help Create 80,000 Jobs in Electronics Industry

While many people out there may be scared about a robot someday taking their job, a new report from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) shows that from 2008 to 2011, robotics helped to create 80,000 jobs in the electronics industry. Read More



Your New Robot Colleague is Coming Out of its Cage

When asked how they envision a robot, most people either think of huge, unwieldy robots working in fenced-off areas in large factories, or they think of futuristic cyberbots mimicking human behavior. Read More


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