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Article Type: Web sites From: Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Volume 36, Issue 3
Asian Robotics Society Union
This new web site opened in August 2008. The Asian Robotics Society Union (ARSU) is comprised of: The Professional Committee on Robotics, Chinese Association of Automation, The Australian Robotics and Automation Association Inc., The Robotics Society of Japan, Korea Robotics Society, Robotics Society of Singapore, the Vietnam Association of Robotics, and the Thai Robotics Society.
The ARSU web site provides information and links on member and other societies including events, activities, and news. The ARSU history page is under construction. Unfortunately, as of the time of this writing, the events had not been updated.
Shanghai SIASUN Robot and Automation Co., Ltd
This is the English version of the Shanghai SIASUN Robot and Automation Co., Ltd web site. Centering on advanced manufacturing technology, Shanghai SIASUN Robot and Automation Co. conducts research and development on robot and integrated automation technology.
The homepage features news, a slideshow of case applications, a company profile, and Shanghai SIASUN services. Additional links provide information on their products, including industrial robots, automatic application systems, and material handling systems.
The English is a bit broken, but the web site contains comprehensible data on the company and products.
Shenyang Institute of Automation
The Shenyang Institute of Automation (SIA) is a nonprofit research institution in China, within the Chinese Academy of Sciences. SIA’s mission is to develop state-of-the-art robotic and automation technologies.
The comprehensive and easy-to-navigate web site has an excellent English version. The home page displays an introduction to SIA. There are links that provide detailed information on SIA; its history and key personnel; news; SIA’s seven robotic research units; SIA’s industrialization and commercialization efforts; graduate education; international exchanges and collaboration efforts; and the SIA campus. There is also a link called “Library and Journals” which mentions that the SIA’s Info Center houses most world published books and journals on science and technology, including two academic journals published by SIA, but there are no additional links to these journals nor the Info Center itself.
The web site also includes a search feature.
Research Center of Intelligent Robotics
The Research Center of Intelligent Robotics (RCIR), established in 2000, is a multi-disciplinary research institute with 15 faculty members.
The “Research” link offers comprehensive details on the RCIR robot projects and include a description of the problem, the approach used, the people involved, publications, simulations and videos, and photos.
The web site also contains links to people at RCIR, news, papers and theses, and member resources.