Association for Advancing Automation

Association for Advancing Automation

900 Victors Way, Suite 140, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA 48108

AboutAssociation for Advancing Automation

Meet the Association for Advancing Automation (A3)

For nearly five decades, the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA-Advancing Vision + Imaging (AIA), and the Motion Control and Motors Association (MCMA), along with A3 Mexico, have played a key role in helping automation technologies become among the most critical tools of the 21st Century. As these technologies have converged, our association has had a convergence of its own. We are now the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), one trade group for the entire automation ecosystem.

Who We Are

A3 is North America’s largest automation trade association representing more than 1,100 organizationsinvolved in robotics, artificial intelligence, machine vision & imaging, motion control & motors and related automation technologies.

Our Mission

A3 is THE global advocate for the benefits of automating. We promote automation technologies and ideas that transform the way business is done. Since our founding in 1974 as a robotics association, we have become the trusted resource for companies looking for valuable education and information on how to successfully automate.

What We Do

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. We are the voice of the automation industry to policy makers, the news media, and the general public, advocating on behalf of our members throughout the world.

Why You Should Join A3

Whether you’re an automation technology supplier, system integrator, distributor, end user, consulting firm or academic institution, A3 offers benefits you won’t find anywhere else. Participating in YOUR trade association helps ensure your organization’s success and plays a key role in shaping the future of the automation industry. 

How You Can Get Involved

We encourage all A3 members to get personally involved in our association and its activities. Whether it’s as an attendee, speaker or exhibitor at an A3 event, a member of one of our committees, or a content contributor to our new AUTOMATE.ORG website, you have an important role to play.