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Association Offers Training on Robotic Material Removal and Safety

POSTED 06/08/2007

Robotic Industries AssociationRIA Announces Two Major Robotic Programs for Fall 2007

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, June 11, 2007 – The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) will return to Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 17-18, 2007 for its highly acclaimed Robotic Grinding, Deburring & Finishing Workshop . Last held in the Twin Cities area in 2005, attendees will be able to meet an elite group of experts and specialists that know how to solve their surface finishing problems. All the latest robotic grinding, deburring and finishing technology will be revealed, including a day at 3M’s robot labs. No other program offers so much rich and practical content and information on robotic material removal and surface finishing. Tabletop exhibits will accompany the workshop with top companies displaying their latest product innovations.

The RIA also continues a nineteen-year tradition of safety training as the National Robot Safety Conference XIX , makes its first-ever stop in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Conference will be held October 1-4, 2007, at the Indianapolis Marriott Center East. Attendees will receive comprehensive training for their automation safety concerns. Pre- and post-conference workshops accompany the main Conference, which features two full days of presentations on robot safety, standards, successful robot applications, the latest developments, and information important to everyone associated with industrial safety. New Conference sessions include ‘‘Why A Behavioral Approach to Safety?’‘ and ‘‘The New International Standard for Robot Construction.’‘ A Tabletop trade fair and networking opportunity will also be included, adding to the event’s value and excitement.

For a list of current exhibitors and past attendees, plus reservation forms for companies interested in participating in the Tabletop exhibits, visit the Robotics Online Event Calendar, or call RIA at 734/994-6088. Full Workshop and Conference agendas are being finalized and will be posted on the Association’s Web site along with detailed registration information.

About Robotic Industries Association
Founded in 1974, Robotic Industries Association is North America’s only trade association dedicated solely to industrial robotics. Member companies include leading robot manufacturers, users, system integrators, component suppliers, research groups, and consulting firms. The Association sponsors the biennial International Robots & Vision Show, June 12-14, 2007, in Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois, plus many regional events. It is also secretariat of the ANSI/RIA R15.06-1999 Robot Safety Standard. Known globally as North America’s representative to the International Federation of Robotics, and known locally as the only source of North American robot sales statistics, RIA has the industry’s number-one Web site, Robotics Online, with more than two million visitors per year.

Jim Adams
Robotic Industries Association
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