® Robotics Competition will leverage the medieval theme, FIRST STRONGHOLD, for its 2016 event. More than 3,000 teams, comprised of nearly 80,000 students from around the world, will build, program, and test robots during the competition.
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Current Focus Areas
The Automation Federation has identified several key topic areas, relevant to the manufacturing industry as a whole. These issues span all industries and are vital to the future viability of US manufacturing. Currently we are focusing on these key topics:
"Our members and the public recognize and utilize the Automation Federation as the global authority on all matters of relevance to automation and as the Voice of Automation."
"The Automation Federation is an association of member organizations providing awareness, programs, and services that continually advance the automation profession for the betterment of humanity."
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...the Next Generation of Automation Professionals!
The Automation Federation (AF) and the International Society of Automation (ISA) have formed a Strategic Alliance with FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).
Automation Competency Model
The Automation Federation has released the Automation Competency Model, a formal federal document defining the skills and competencies needed in the automation field. The Automation Federation worked with industry experts and representatives from the Department of Labor to develop the model.
Latest Revision of Automation Competency Model
The Automation Federation is dedicated to becoming the Voice of Automation through an active involvement with governments on all levels. The Federation takes a proactive role in raising issues and concerns to better the automation profession.