Find the Answer at the Robotics Manufacturing Hub – At No Cost to You

How the Robotics Manufacturing Hub Works

The Robotics Manufacturing Hub (the Hub) is provided by the ARM Institute, a national robotics and workforce Institute based in Pittsburgh, PA.

Through the Robotics Manufacturing Hub, ARM Institute experts will help you:

  • Evaluate your operations
  • Explore if robotics will improve your productivity
  • Prototype robotics solutions without a commitment to installation
  • Select robotics solutions that offer you the highest return on investment
  • Understand how robotics solutions can augment your workforce gaps
  • Manage the impact of robotics on your workforce

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Who Qualifies

The Robotics Manufacturing Hub is federally funded by the Build Back Better (BBB) Regional Challenge awarded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration through the Southwestern Pennsylvania New Economy Collaborative. As such, there is no cost for the program but this service will only be available for a limited period.

You are eligible for this no-cost service if you are a small or medium-sized manufacturer with operations in one the following counties:

  • Allegheny
  • Armstrong
  • Beaver
  • Butler
  • Cambria
  • Fayette
  • Greene
  • Indiana
  • Lawrence
  • Washington
  • Westmoreland

Manufacturers must fit into the small and medium sized range, defined as having 500 or fewer employees and less than $100M in annual revenue.

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Prototyping Services

The Robotics Manufacturing Hub leverages the ARM Institute’s Mill 19 facility in Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood neighborhood. Using this facility, we will prototype solutions and demonstrate proofs-of-concept for you without requiring you to commit to installing the system.

The Robotics Manufacturing Hub is open to exploring robotics solutions in many areas. Our facility will house several demonstrations stations, including stations focused on:

  • Collaborative Robot (Cobot) Applications: Ideal prototyping area for manufacturers that have space constraints and are seeking solutions for tasks such as bin picking/placing, assembly/disassembly, and material handling.
  • Inspection Tasks: Ideal prototyping station for manufacturers looking to minimize product waste, improve quality, and minimize errors.

The Robotics Manufacturing Hub is not limited to the applications listed above. Our experts are ready to work with you on a variety of issues! Contact us to get started.

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About the ARM Institute

The Robotics Manufacturing Hub is provided by the ARM Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening U.S. manufacturing through robotics. The Institute’s nearly 400 member organizations span industry, government, and academia. Since 2017, the Institute has funded and managed 120+ robotics projects in manufacturing.

The ARM Institute operates as an honest broker for manufacturers to help you decide if robotics right for your operations, minimize the risks associated with implementing robotic solutions, and lower the barriers to robotics adoption. By leveraging the expertise of our national consortium, you have access to the most innovative and proven robotics solutions.



Contact us today to get started!

Fill out the form or email [email protected] to get started. Once you complete the form, an Robotics Manufacturing Hub representative will contact you soon for more information.

Robotics Manufacturing Hub

The Robotics Manufacturing Hub is designed to help SMEs determine if robotics and automation can help to solve their manufacturing problems. Please outline what problem you are looking to solve here.

Contact & Location

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 412-785-0444

The Robotics Manufacturing Hub is housed at the ARM Institute’s Mill 19 headquarters that the Institute shares with Carnegie Mellon University:

Mill 19 A

4501 Lytle St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15207