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North American robotics market sets new records in 2015
Materials handling among fastest-growing segments as 2015 orders increased 14% in units and 11% in dollars over 2014's record year.

Clearpath CEO joins Robotic Industries Association as a new board director
Clearpath CEO Matt Rendall selected as one of RIA's four at-large directors.

Eliminate Manual Tasks with Robotic Process Automation
Many transportation/logistic organizations are applying a new wave of robotic process automation (RPA), a “no coding” approach that integrates and automates data-driven activities.

ISA and Automation Federation commemorate kickoff of 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition
Associations encourage their members to participate in and contribute to FIRST programs.

Hyster-Yale Group and Balyo sign agreement to market lift truck robotics
Balyo specializes in autonomous driving forklifts based on standard trucks that navigate without external infrastructure.

Mobile robot colleagues on wheels
Collaborative robots increase productivity and worker safety for high-mix, low-volume manufacturer.

Year in Review: Top materials handling news in 2015
Continued consolidation, rapid technological advancements and labor challenges point toward an ambitious new year.

Raymond supported STEM education, contributed to 75 nonprofit organizations in 2015
Educational initiatives reached hundreds of high school and college students.

IDC supply chain predictions foretell widespread transformation
The next four years are likely to see a re-imagining of the manufacturing supply chain amid changing customer demands and technological innovation.

RoboUniverse conference and expo makes west coast debut
Conference includes a track devoted to the use of robotics in manufacturing and logistics.

Father of Robotics Joseph F. Engelberger dies at 90
Brooklyn-born 'Henry Ford of robotics' pioneered robots in industrial, automotive manufacturing and healthcare applications.

Despite Q3 contraction, North American machine vision market sets new record
First nine months concludes with 13% contraction in sales of machine vision systems, market expected to stay flat for next two quarters.

ABB Robotics awarded IACET accreditation
Accreditation means all ABB training courses are approved for Continuation Education Credits nationally recognized by wide range of organizations.

Matrix Design becomes RIA Certified Robot Integrator
In business for more than 15 years, the integrator designs and installs robotic systems serving the manufacturing and robotics industries,

Yaskawa Motoman announces new VP and organizational changes
New VP brings nearly three decades of experience in industrial manufacturing and distribution.

Nidec Minster Corporation becomes RIA Certified Robot Integrator
Company joins more than two dozen certified as robot integrators by the Robotic Industries Association.

RIA launches tribute website in honor of the Joseph F. Engelberger
Site recognizes accomplishments of the "Father of Robotics" and opens nominations for robotics awards.

Sealed Air wins two awards at ISSA Innovation
International Sanitary Supply Association recognizes compact and robotic floor cleaners.

Bastian Solutions expands AutoStore distribution to Latin America, India, Australia and New Zealand
Integration of the robotic goods-to-person system expands outside North America.

North American robotics market sets new records for first nine months of 2015
RIA reports increase of 6% in units and 9% in dollars over the same period in 2014.

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