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Article Type: Web sites From: Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Volume 39, Issue 1
Beginner’s guide to industrial roboticswww.robotics.org/beginners-guide.cfm
The Robotic Industries Association (RIA), North America’s only trade group organized specifically to serve the robotics industry, has an excellent on-line resource for industrial robotics, including a portal for those just starting out in the robotics industry.
The key resources pages for new robotic users provide information on publications, in-house training programs, and events.
Alabama Robotic Technologies Park (RTP)www.alabamartp.org/
With the mission of providing a technically trained and highly skilled workforce to assist the US State of Alabama’s public and private entities in developing new robotics systems and technologies, this newly formed collaboration will consist of three individual training facilities, an overall $73m investment, each targeted to a specific industry need.
The rest of RTP’s comprehensive web site features detailed information on RTP’s mission, goals, strategic plans, related publications, news, and an animated “drive by” of the park.
Robot Worx is an authorized integrator and distributor, located in Ohio, USA, of new and used robots from Yaskawa Motoman, KUKA Robotics, and Fanuc Robotics.
In addition to offering details on applications, services, and information, the web site of this 20-year-old company also specializes in robot education. The link www.robots.com/faq.php?question= robot+application+mistakes describes how to avoid common robot mistakes, while the link www.robots.com/blog.php?tag=525, informs the user, accompanied by a video, on how to install an industrial robot.
Applied Manufacturing Technologieswww.appliedmfg.com
Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) is North America’s largest automation engineering company for supporting robot companies, systems integrators, line builders and users of robotic automation worldwide.
AMT’s homepage highlights its seven core technologies that are fundamental to flexible automation: simulation, mechanical design, controls design, machine vision, robot programming/software, paint shop processing, and training/technical documentation.
Other links on this easy-to-navigate web site provide the visitor with information on the company, Markets&Clients, and Press&Events, and include an impressive list of affiliations for this company which boasts over 20,000 robot installs.