The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) launched a new Robotics Online site at www.roboticsonline.com . Browse articles, technical papers, and case studies, or search through a list of vendors in robotic applications, including material handling and assembly and welding. Also on the site is the opportunity to Request for a Bid on a product or system and receive information from the manufacturer. Users can also submit robotics-related questions to their "Ask the Expert" feature or participate in online discussions through a message board or live chat.
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
Weaned on the relatively effortless connectivity of today’s massive variety of consumer electronic products, automation users in the IIoT will likely not tolerate too many competing, piecemeal standards for long. And the Industrial Internet Consortium is trying to preempt history.
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