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RIA Food Robotics Webinar - Free during April National Robotics Week

POSTED 04/13/2010

National Robotics Week is the second week of April during which Robotic Industries Association offers a free webinar on Food Robotics. RIA is the only North American trade association devoted solely to robotics.

A guest from the USDA joins a panel of RIA members to talk about sanitary design and implementation of robotics during the Association’s Food Robotics webinar, April 15, 2010, from 3 to 4 PM Eastern.

“We examine how robots are used from ‘soup to nuts’ in processing food whether it is protein, candy or the latest energy drink,” said Brian Huse, Director, Marketing & PR for Robotic Industries Association. “Cold, wet or generally unpleasant jobs are perfect for robots and the use of robots contributes to improved food and worker safety.”
There are many RIA members that offer products tailored for strict hygiene and harsh washdown conditions, said Huse. This webinar covers how robots can safely process raw ingredients; improve primary and secondary packaging; handle pallets and even load delivery trucks. The speaker panel includes representatives from the USDA and RIA members ADVENOVATION, Adept Technology, Applied Robotics and Schneider Packaging Equipment Company.

As of 2010, the U.S. Congress has designated the second week of April as National Robotics Week. Robotic Industries Association is an official member of the advisory council for this effort. Sponsors of other events list their activities at www.nationalroboticsweek.org. RIA events for National Robotics Week are posted on Robotics Online.

More Webinars from RIA
On April 14, 2010, RIA examines “Career Opportunities in Robotics” with a panel comprised of RIA veterans from academia and industry. Engineers, faculty and those interested in engineering are invited to discover the exciting possibilities in education, research and industry. Simulation software and real-world applications are examined. (1-2 PM Eastern, April 14, 2010)

About Robotic Industries Association
Founded in 1974, RIA represents leading robot manufacturers, component suppliers, systems integrators, end users, academia, research groups and consulting firms.  The association sponsors the biennial Automate Show (formerly known as the International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show) plus many regional events, and is secretariat of the ANSI/RIA R15.06-1999 Robot Safety Standard. RIA also serves as North America’s representative to the International Federation of Robotics and is the only source of North American robot sales statistics.

For more information about RIA and the robotics industry, visit www.robotics.org or contact RIA Headquarters at 734-994-6088.

Brian Huse
Director, Marketing & PR
Robotic Industries Association