How to become an RIA Educator Member

RIA offers Educator/Research memberships to to universities, government agencies or labs, other academic institutions and related non-profit organizations. The benefits of this membership are designed to enhance robotics educational opportunities for students and to fuel relationships between educational organizations, students/prospective employees, and the many companies that make up the robotics industry.

Become a Member Today! Benefits include:

  • Student recruitment via content and links on Robotics Online
  • Professionally reviewed papers and unlimited content placement on Robotics Online (upon request)
  • Faculty access to one RIA conference workshop at no cost (limit one)
  • 50-percent savings on all other conferences and workshops (no limit, faculty or students)
  • Networking privileges through “Ask the Experts” on Robotics Online
  • My Company Traffic – Live stats for your ads and content in Robotics Online!
  • Exclusive opportunity to attend the members-only Robotics Industry Forum, the industry’s premier event for networking with leading robotics industry leaders from around the world.
  • Deluxe Quarterly Statistics Report
  • Substantial savings on all market studies, books, videos and other resources distributed by RIA
  • Listing on Robotics Online with a Link to Your Website
  • Opportunity to Post Technical Papers, Articles, and Press Releases on Robotics Online
  • RIA’s Introduction to Successful Robotic Solutions Video
  • Discounts on Job Postings in the Robotics Online Career Center

Personal Robots

December 3, 2012

  • Personal Robot Closer to Doing Your Laundry
    Robots used in industrial settings often perform dull, dangerous, or repetitive functions — if only they could take over similar tasks in people’s homes! While the price of personal robots is still prohibitive and the technology is still developing, a robotic housekeeper isn’t the science fiction it was 50 years ago. Researchers are working hard [...]

Throwable Surveillance Robot

November 30, 2012

Friday Fun Video: The Throwable Surveillance Robot Most of the time, we’re not encouraged to throw, manhandle, or drop kick our technology. If we had a dollar for every time we heard “This is why we can’t have nice things,” we’d be able to buy new nice things. However, iRobot has no such qualms about [...]

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Meet Baxter, Manufacturing’s New Robot Wonder

September 19, 2012

Meet Baxter, Manufacturing’s New Robot Wonder Meet Baxter, the new robot from Rethink Robotics, heralded to change American manufacturing. In comparison with traditional manufacturing robots, he might appear to be a light weight. But it’s in Baxter’s differences from traditional robotics that his unique potential shines through. Inexpensive, easy to train, and safe, Baxter is [...]

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Robotic Dog with Super Strength

September 14, 2012

DARPA Produces Super-Strength Robotic Dog We don’t think we’ll let it sit on our lap any time soon, but we wouldn’t mind taking this dog for a walk. Boston Dynamics and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) have created a robotic dog that, according to the BBC, can carry up to 400 lb and [...]

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Robot Safety Trends in the Automotive Sector

September 12, 2012

Robot Safety Trends in Automotive by Jeff Fryman , Director, Standards Development Robotic Industries Association Posted 09/10/2012 There are vibrant new activities related to industrial safety in robot applications around the country today, and none more so than in the automotive industry.  Recovering from the last recession, our nation’s industries are stronger and more competitive [...]

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More Women in Manufacturing

September 10, 2012

Women a Growing Demographic in Manufacturing Despite great advances made in the workplace for equal pay and equal opportunities despite gender, there are still places where breaking into the boys’ club can be difficult. You don’t typically find women on the factory floor — but perhaps that’s about to change. CNN recently published an article [...]

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Solar Farms Improve Bottom Line with Robots

September 5, 2012

Robots Cut Costs, Increase Productivity for Solar Farms As companies explore the use of alternative energy, many are integrating robotics and other forms of automation to refine their methods. One such company is exploring the use of tiny robots to help manage their solar panels, boosting their productivity. Qbotix Sees Tiny Robots Reducing Solar Costs, [...]

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Robotic Entertainment

August 31, 2012

Robots Rock Out Here at the RIA, we’re preparing for a long weekend. In celebration for having Monday off to relax and enjoy the last of summer, we’ve brought you a little robotic entertainment for this week’s Friday Fun Video. Of course, while a four-arm performer might have some advantages over a human counterpart, we [...]

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Model-Based Engineering

August 28, 2012

Model-Based Engineering and Automation Not only are advances in automation pushing the boundaries of the end technology we put produce, but they are also revolutionizing the conception stages of technology. When engineers once used documents as the data source for a product, model-based engineering has come to take a prominent spot on the stage. Why [...]

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Soft Robot Learns Camouflage Trick

August 24, 2012

Soft Robot Learns Camouflage Trick In the ever evolving world of robotics, researchers have taken another cue from nature. Scientists at Harvard have added a layer of skin to their soft robot, threaded with micro channels that they can pump dye through it. The robot can blend in with the color of its surroundings or [...]

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