Aimed at supporting and advancing the innovations and technologies from robotics organizations to further grow national conversation and activity about the industry, the partnership will provide MassRobotics and its residents and partners access to the A3 network. A3, the Association for Advancing Automation, has a network of more than 1,100 automation-focused companies in the robotics, vision, and motion control sectors across North America as well as system integrators, distributors, and users of these technologies.
"We’ve formed this partnership to make the greatest use of MassRobotics’ resident companies, partners and industry influence, and combine it with RIA’s powerful network to connect to other players in the industry and ultimately bring robotics technology to market quicker," said Jeff Burnstein, RIA president. "MassRobotics has experienced much success in serving as an innovation hub for robotics in the Boston area, across Massachusetts, and even globally. We’re excited to partner with this robotics cluster organization and share in its growth and impact in the region and throughout the world."
MassRobotics has a mission to create and grow the next generation of robotics and smart connected device companies in Massachusetts and provides entrepreneurs and innovators the facilities and resources they need to develop, prototype, test, challenge and nurture early ideas, bringing a breadth of technology and innovation together under one roof, according to the organization.
"MassRobotics is always looking to establish value for its partners and residents, and to continue to drive successful robotics products and solutions to the market," said Tom Ryden, executive director, MassRobotics. "RIA is a national advocate for the robotics industry, and this initiative to connect robotics groups around the country is exciting, forward-thinking, and necessary to ensure this fast-growing industry has the structures in place to thrive."
The RIA expressed plans to form partnerships with other robotics organizations throughout the United States, North America, and around the world.
"We invite other regional robotics organizations to join us so that their affiliated robotics companies can work together to advance the future of the industry," he said.