Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute Surpasses 250 Members
Leading National Robotics Consortium Experiences Significant Growth Due to Increased Focus on Robots During Pandemic
July 30, 2020 – PITTSBURGH, PA – The DoD-funded Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute reports that their national membership has exceeded 250 organizations, with almost 40 new members added since February 2020. ARM 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, ARM and its member organizations catalyze robotic technologies and education solutions to strengthen the U.S. industrial base, protect our warfighters, and secure U.S. manufacturing resiliency.
New member organizations include Johnson & Johnson, VF Corporation, Boston Dynamics, Georgia Tech, Kennon, H6 Energy, and Open Robotics.
“In a little over 3 years since our inception, the ARM Institute has been able to attract an esteemed group of organizations from all areas – large and small manufacturers, robotics suppliers, start-ups, research universities, community colleges, and others – who all share the same mission, which is to advance state-of-the-art applications of robotic technologies and prepare U.S. workers for careers in advanced manufacturing while supporting our defense industry”, stated ARM Insititute CEO Ira Moskowitz. “The COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated this need. ARM, along with its members, is committed to helping the United States protect its citizens and lay the foundation for economic recovery.”
The Departments of Defense and Commerce have recently provided approximately $5.6M to the ARM Institute for projects directly related to COVID-19 mitigation. This will be awarded to ARM members to develop novel robotic solutions that solve challenges in areas such as diagnostics, safety, and supplies.
ARM members meet regularly to share project results, inspire innovative ideas, and build relationships in support of their shared mission. The 2020 annual meeting will be held virtually on October 13-15. Only ARM members can attend the annual member meeting. ARM also hosts monthly public webinars. Visit www.arminstitute.org or follow ARM on Twitter (ARM_Robotics) and LinkedIn to learn more.
The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute is the nation’s leading collaborative in robotics and workforce innovation. Structured as a public-private partnership, ARM and its member organizations catalyze transformative robotic technologies and education for both industrial base and warfighter needs to grow U.S. manufacturing competitiveness and resilience. Founded in 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA by Carnegie Mellon University and operating as an independent non-profit funded by the Department of Defense, ARM is part of the DoD Manufacturing USA® network. Learn more at www.arminstitute.org.