The Russian Association of Robotics (RAR) was created in 2015 in order to encourage the development of the Russian robotics market. RAR represents the Russian robotics community, works with the federal authorities, and cooperates with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. As a member of the International Federation of Robotics and partner of China Robotics Industry Alliance and Korea Association of Robot Industry, RAR promotes international cooperation in robotics. At the General Meeting, RAR representatives will present the Association's results from the first six months of 2017, discuss future events, and address current issues and goals pertaining to the development of the Russian robotics market. RAR will also admit new members.