By Brian Huse, Director, Marketing & PR, Robotic Industries Association
A number of interesting forecasts about robotics are in circulation these days, with governments and think tanks around the world paying close attention to the possibilities. Healthcare is quickly adapting to robotics on the heels of success from da Vinci robotic systems. Commercial viability for agriculture and domestic services is gaining traction with robots milking cows and cleaning floors. Many countries are funding R&D for robotics, and a few are emerging as leaders in certain sectors.
Robotic Industries Association has renowned expert Henrik Christensen, the driving force behind the U.S. roadmap for robotics, as a guest speaker at the Robotics Industry Forum, January 20-22, 2010, in Orlando, Florida. He will share insights about trends in research and development and give his views on the future of robotics.
Although it is a members-only function, the Forum is not confined to just Robotic Industries Association. It includes networking functions with members of Automated Imaging Association and Motion Control Association. This is a new networking combination designed to help speed the adaptation of new robot, machine vision and motion innovations to traditional and not-so-traditional applications.
To preview the background information about the U.S. roadmap for robotics, see “Roadmap to the Future” on Robotics Online.