« Back To Robotics News
Robotic Industries Association Logo

Member Since 1900


RIA has transformed into the Association for Advancing Automation, the leading global automation trade association of the robotics, machine vision, motion control, and industrial AI industries.

Content Filed Under:

Robotics Robotics


Association for Advancing Automation President Key Panelist at The State of Robotics Innovation in America

POSTED 07/15/2019

Jeff Burnstein Presenting: How Robotics is Making Our Lives Better

ANN ARBOR, MI –  Jeff Burnstein, president of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), will take part in an expert panel discussion during “The State of Robotics Innovation in America: A Key Driver of Productivity and Competitiveness” on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

During his presentation, Burnstein will explain how professional service robots are making life better in multiple ways.  Highlights include:

  • performing tasks humans don’t want to do or shouldn’t be doing
  • improving health through drug discovery and more effective surgeries
  • filling jobs where there is a shortage of interested workers

The event is hosted by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) from 10 a.m. to noon EST in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2168, 45 Independence AVE SW, Washington, D.C. 20515.

Other panelist speakers include: Eric Krotkov, Chief Science Officer, Toyota Research Institute; Collin Sebastian, Head of Software Products and Engineering, SoftBank Robotics America (SBRA); Stuart Shepherd, Regional Sales Director – Americas, Universal Robots; David Vasko, Director of Advanced Technology, Rockwell Automation.  The panel will be moderated by Robert D. Atkinson, President, ITIF, and will also feature speaker Mike Doyle, U.S. Congress Representative (PA-18).

They will be presenting on the current state and future potential of robotics across all sectors of the U.S. economy, and will be joined by “Pepper” from Softbank, a humanoid robot who will meet and interact with attendees.

Register or learn more about the event on ITIF’s event page .

About RIA

Founded in 1974, RIA is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to improving the regional, national and global competitiveness of the North American manufacturing and service sectors through promotion and enhancement of robotics and related automation. RIA represents over 550 robot manufacturers, system integrators, component suppliers, end users, consulting firms, research groups, and educational institutions. For more details on RIA, visit www.robotics.org or call 734/994-6088.

About Association for Advancing Automation (A3)

The Association for Advancing Automation is the global advocate for the benefits of automating. A3 promotes automation technologies and ideas that transform the way business is done. A3 is the umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA - Advancing Vision + Imaging, Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA) and A3 Mexico. RIA, AIA, MCMA and A3 Mexico combined represent over 1,200 automation manufacturers, component suppliers, system integrators, end users, research groups and consulting firms from throughout the world that drive automation forward. For more information, visit: A3RIAAIAMCMAA3 Mexico.

Upcoming A3 Events: