ARM Institute Hosts Virtual Summit on Robotic Solutions for Pandemics and Beyond

Free Public Event on August 30 Features Technology to Aid in COVID-19 Mitigation

August 9, 2021 Pittsburgh, PA – The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute, a Department of Defense Manufacturing Innovation Institute, has announced that registration is now open for the ARM Exchange Technical Summit: Robotic Solutions for Pandemics & Beyond. This event is free to attend and open to the public, but registration is required. Register here.

The ARM Institute is the nation’s leading collaborative in robotics and workforce innovation, working at the confluence of industry, government, and academia. Structured as a public-private partnership, the ARM Institute and its member organizations accelerate robotic technologies and education solutions to strengthen the U.S. industrial base and secure U.S. manufacturing resiliency.

We are pleased to welcome Mr. Rob Gold as the keynote speaker for our summit.

The Institute is delighted to welcome Mr. Rob Gold, Director, Technology and Manufacturing Industrial Base, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Research and Engineering, as our keynote speaker.

This virtual summit will highlight the impact, success stories, lessons learned, and outputs from nine pandemic-focused technology projects. These projects were funded by the Office of the Secretary of Defense through a Special ARM Institute Project Call to mitigate the current COVID-19 pandemic and prepare the nation for future pandemics and similar crises. Throughout the event, attendees will learn more about robotic and artificial intelligence projects that address disinfection, diagnosis, and PPE assembly. Attendees will have the opportunity to view demonstrations and connect with the project teams and other attendees.

The virtual event will begin at 10:00 AM ET and conclude at 3:00 PM ET on August 30, 2021. A detailed agenda and registration information can be found here. 

The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute is a Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) that is part of the Manufacturing USA® network funded by the Office of the Secretary of Defense under Agreement Number W911NF-17-3-0004. The ARM Institute leverages a unique, robust, and diverse ecosystem of consortium members and partners across industry, academia, and government to make robotics, autonomy, and artificial intelligence more accessible to U.S. manufacturers large and small, train and empower the manufacturing workforce, strengthen our economy and global competitiveness, and elevate national security and resilience. Based in Pittsburgh, PA since 2017, the ARM Institute is leading the way to a future where people & robots work together to respond to our nation’s greatest challenges and to produce the world’s most desired products. For more information, visit and follow the ARM Institute on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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