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About us

The Australian Robotics and Automation Association Inc. (formerly the Australian Robot Association Inc.) is a professional society in Australia and New Zealand that is concerned with robots, their applications and their implications, and related automation technologies.

The Association organises conferences and other meetings, and serves as a focal point for Australian industry and researchers concerned with robotics and automation.


Membership of the Association is available to interested organisations and individuals. Use our membership application form to join. ARAA's organisational members include leading robot suppliers, users and consultants.

Organisational Members of the ARAA


The association runs an annual conference Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA). The next conference will be held at the University of New South Wales between 2-4 December 2013. Details of ACRA2013 can be found at the UNSW ACRA 2013 website.

Field and Service Robotics (FSR) Conference

The association is a co-organiser of the FSR 2013 conference which will be held between 9-11 December 2013, at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. Details of FSR2013 can be found at the FSR website.

Mail list

Members of the ARAA get access to the ARAA mail list.

This list is for members to inform other members about activities in the field of robotics and automation in Australia and New Zealand. Mail on the list typically contains information on topics such as conferences, trade shows, job openings, student and post-doc positions, and significant news in the field.