General Motion Control: Association for Advancing Automation
The Association for Advancing Automation (A3), operated for five decades as the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA-Advancing Vision + Imaging (AIA), and the Motion Control and Motors Association (MCMA). They have converged into one trade group for the entire automation ecosystem, now A3. A3’s mission – much like ours – is to promote automation technologies and ideas that transform the way business is done, and to change the world for the better.
A3 is North America’s largest automation trade association representing more than 1,100 organizations involved in robotics, artificial intelligence, machine vision & imaging, motion control & motors and related automation technologies.
A3 sponsors trade shows, conferences and other networking events, hosts the leading global website on automation technologies, collects industry statistics and generates market research, develops consensus standards, provides certification programs, hosts webinars and podcasts, and engages in a wide variety of other educational activities.