This article is from the Robotics FAQ, by Kevin Dowling firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
"Center for Autonomous and Man-controlled Robotic and Sensing Systems"
PO Box 8618
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
tel: 313.994.1200 X2457
Charles Jacobus, CAMRSS director
Member companies include: Ball Aerospace, Coulter Electronics,
ERIM, Fairchild, Ford Aerospace, Geospectra, Grumman,
Industrial Technology Institute, KMS Fusion, Michigan State,
"American Insitute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)"
370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW
Washington, DC 20024
tel: 212.247.6500 (Technical Information Service)
Conferences and publications, several cover automation
technologies for servicing on the ground and in space as well
"Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)"
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854-4150
A large organization with hundreds of publications including
journals, transactions, Spectrum, sponsoring conferences,
workshops and meetings.
IEEE membership is $95 regular ($23 students)
For membership in the IEEE Computer Society, add $22.
$20 for IEEE Expert (Intelligent Systems and their Applications)
$12 for Transactions on Neural Networks
$12 for Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
$15 for Transactions on Robotics and Automation
$19 for Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering
$24 for Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine IntelligenceIEEE
"International Service Robot Association"
900 Victors Way, P.O. Box 3724
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
One of the several Robotic Industries Association
Organizations. See RIA.
ISRA is an individual and corporate member association
dedicated to providing information on the emerging field of
service robots in applications such as health care, education,
security, education, and space exploration. Key activities
include publication of a quarterly newsletter, sponsorship of
conferences & exhibits, and distribution of market studies,
books, and related resources.
"The International Society for Optical Engineering, (SPIE)"
Bellingham, Washington 98227-0010.
tel: 206.676.3290 (PST)
SPIE has publications, meetings and conferences in the field of
intelligent robots, mobile robots, teleoperation, machine
The SPIE is a nonprofit society dedicated to advancing
engineering and scientific applications of optical,
electro-optical, and optoelectronic instrumentation, systems
and technology. Its members are scientists, engineers, and
users interested in the reduction to practice of these
technologies. SPIE provides the means for communicating new
developments and applications to the scientific, engineering,
and user communities through its publications, symposia, and
The SPIE has listservers, covering robotics, fiber optics,
optical computing and processing, and optomechanical
SPIE maintains several e-mail Listserver Groups dedicated to
various technical specialties. These groups are a way for
colleagues to share information, solve problems, and discuss
issues related to their interests. While the topics are tied to
the various International Technical Working Groups of SPIE,
membership is not required to join a listserver group.
Currently available e-mail listservers maintained by SPIE:
+ Listname Group
+ -------- -----
+ info-bios BIOS (Biomedical Optics Society)
+ info-ei Electronic Imaging
+ info-holo Holography
+ info-adopt Adaptive Optics
+ info-fibers Fiber Optics
+ info-opcom Optical Computing and Processing
+ info-robo Robotics
+ info-optomech Optomechanical and Instrument Design
To subscribe to one of these groups, send an e-mail message to
email@example.com and include the words:
"subscribe info-listname" in the message body area, where
listname matches one of the names listed above. For a complete
set of instructions, send a message to
firstname.lastname@example.org with the word "HELP" in
the message body. For an up-to-date list of SPIE listserver
groups at any time, send the word "LISTS" to the same address.
"The Material Handling Institute"
8720 Red Oak Blvd, Suite 201
Charlotte, NC 28217
Primary robotics related focus of MHI is on AGV's.
"Robotic Industries Association (RIA)"
900 Victors Way, P.O. Box 3724
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
Founded in 1974, RIA is the industry's "central clearinghouse" for the
exchange of technical and trade related information between robot
manufacturers, distributors, corporate users, accessory equipment and
systems suppliers, consultants, research groups and international
organizations. RIA is the common ground where these groups can come
together to discuss problems and solutions dealing with the
implementation of robot and vision automation technology.
Robotic Industries Association is the umbrella organization to four
specialty associations. See the RIA homepage for more details.
* Automated Imaging Association (AIA)
* The Association for Robotics in Hazardous Environments (RHE)
* International Service Robot Association (ISRA)
* Global Automation Information Network (GAIN)
"Society of Manufacturing Engineers, (SME)"
One SME Drive
PO Box 930
Dearborn, MI 48121
"Utility/Manufacturer Robot Users group (UMRUG)"
Contact: Harry T. Roman
Public Service Electric and Gas Company
80 Park Plaza
PO Box 570
Newark, NJ 07101