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Robotics Association Offers Insight into Future of Safety at "What's Next" Conference

POSTED 08/26/2008

>RIA and Sponsors Host October Safety Training Conference

ANN ARBOR, Michigan – The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) and some ten industry-leading sponsor companies return to Indianapolis, Indiana, October 6-9, 2008 to present the highly acclaimed National Robot Safety Conference XX. Attendees will be trained by an elite group of safety experts and specialists providing both building-block information and the latest updates on robot and machine safety. No other program offers so much in-depth coverage on practical safety topics to address and provide solutions to meet the automation safety needs of attendees. A tabletop trade fair of exhibits and networking opportunity (October 7) will accompany the conference with top companies displaying their latest robotic and safety product innovations.
Pre- and post-conference workshops accompany the main conference, which features two full days of presentations and updates on robot safety and standards, successful robot applications, the latest developments and future trends and information important to everyone associated with industrial safety. With a theme of "What's Next in Robot Safety", new conference sessions include: Updating Safety Standards, Selecting Safeguards, Introduction to Safety Controls and Next Generation Robots. The new Technical Report, RIA TR R15.206-2008, and the ISO standard – ANSI/RIA/ISO 10218-1-2007 will be major topics of discussion at this twentieth anniversary edition of the Conference.
"If you are thinking about new systems, or simply upgrading an existing system, then you'll want to check out what is available in the way of safety and productivity enhancements with new robots now available which comply with the new national and international requirements," said Jeff Fryman, Director, Standards Development for the Robotic Industries Association. "This Conference is an excellent way to do that."
Full workshop and conference agendas, plus online brochure and registration forms are posted on the Association's website www.robotics.org. The discounted early-registration period expires, September 2.
Exhibit tabletop space and sponsorship opportunities are available. For a list of current exhibitors and sponsors, plus reservation forms for companies interested in participating, visit www.robotics.org.
About Robotic Industries Association
Founded in 1974, RIA is North America's leading robotics trade group, representing robotics manufacturers, component suppliers, system integrators, end users, research groups, and consulting firms. The Association is known for exclusive industry statistics, the biennial International Robots, Vision & Motion Control Show (Chicago), its annual Robotics Industry Forum and Robotics Online, the world's leading online resource dedicated to robotics. It is also secretariat of the ANSI/RIA R15.06-1999 Robot Safety Standard. For more information on RIA, visit Robotics Online at www.robotics.org or contact RIA Headquarters at 734/994-6088.
Jim Adams, 734/994-6088
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