Use the links below for more information on industry organizations and associations.
Northwestern University - Laboratory for Intelligent Mechanical Systems (LIMS)
LIMS is the birthplace of the collaborative robot and one of the nation's top institutions for the study of human-robot interaction.
OSHA has a four-pronged comprehensive approach to ergonomics designed to quickly and effectively address musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace.
The Ohio State University Institute for Ergonomics is dedicated to ensuring the design of safe and effective work environments and consumer products. This requires an understanding of the physical and cognitive capabilities of people, as well as insights into how performance is affected by the use of different support technologies, tools, and work practices.
Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Founded in 1974, RIA is the only trade group in North America organized specifically to serve the robotics industry. Member companies include leading robot manufacturers, users, system integrators, component suppliers, research groups, and consulting firms.
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
What do cars, aircraft, trucks, off-highway equipment, engines, materials, manufacturing, and fuels have in common? SAE. The Society of Automotive Engineers is your one-stop resource for technical information and expertise used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world's leading professional society supporting lifelong manufacturing education. Through our member programs, publications, expositions, and professional development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and helps keep manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies.