ARM Institute Grows Member Consortium to More Than 400 Organizations
The ARM Institute’s membership catalyzes collaboration between industry, government, and academia to strengthen U.S. manufacturing through robotics and workforce development.
November 6, 2023 – Today, the ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) Institute announced that its member consortium has grown to more than 400 member organizations. The announcement precedes the ARM Institute hosting its Annual National Member Meeting on November 13-15 in Pittsburgh, PA where the institute will see a record number of attendees.
The ARM Institute is a Department of Defense Manufacturing Innovation Institute and a member of the Manufacturing USA© Network. The institute leverages its national member ecosystem to catalyze critically needed robotics and AI technology and workforce innovations in manufacturing. Membership at the ARM Institute is at the organizational level; organizations range from start-ups, community colleges, universities, and non-profits to manufacturers of all sizes, defense suppliers, and robotics manufacturers. Within these 400+ organizations are thousands of subject matter expert collaborators working to strengthen the advanced manufacturing capabilities of U.S. manufacturers.
“The diversity and breadth of our member ecosystem enables us to catalyze impactful solutions in manufacturing through robotics and workforce innovation,” noted ARM Institute Chief Operating Officer Jay Douglass, “We are proud that the important work we do continues to retain members, many of which have been with us since 2017, and engage new organizations.”
Through the institute’s unique structure as a Manufacturing Innovation Institute, the ARM Institute facilitates collaboration between organizations that would be considered competitors outside of the ARM member ecosystem and connects organizations that otherwise may not be aware of one another. Since its creation in 2017, the institute’s consortium has worked on over 150 projects in areas as diverse as robotic sewing, pandemic remediation, defense materiel sustainment, robotic composite handling and more. The consortium also played a key role in the delivery of the national resource, RoboticsCareer.org, that connects employers and training providers with those who seek careers in manufacturing using robotics.
Next week, the ARM Institute will host its 7th Annual Member Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. This meeting, open only to ARM Members, will convene representatives from across the institute’s membership for three days of networking, collaboration, and knowledge-sharing.
ABOUT THE ARM INSTITUTE
The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute is a Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) funded by the Office of the Secretary of Defense under Agreement Number W911NF-17-3-0004 and is part of the Manufacturing USA® network. The ARM Institute leverages a unique, robust, and diverse ecosystem of nearly 400 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, with a satellite office in St. Petersburg, FL, 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 www.arminstitute.org and follow the ARM Institute on LinkedIn and X (formerly Twitter).