Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Awards $1.4 Million to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to Strengthen U.S. Manufacturing

Jul 20, 2018

Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) recently announced that it has awarded Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) $1.4 million in project funding in its first round of solicitations to strengthen U.S. manufacturing. RPI’s project focuses on improving manufacturing productivity through the use of advanced robotics.

John Wen, principal grant investigator and professor and head of industrial and systems engineering at RPI explained, “This ARM project allows us to bring a large team together to advance robotics technology and workforce training in manufacturing and industrial automation. Our students are gaining valuable experience from working with industrial professionals and the exposure to real-world needs and requirements. We look forward to the continuing partnership with ARM and NYSTAR to help companies adopt advanced robotics technologies.”

ARM is one of the 14 established manufacturing innovation institutes that comprises Manufacturing USA. Established during the Obama administration, the Manufacturing USA institutes are public-private partnerships that each have a specific technology focus, but share the common goal of bolstering the state of American manufacturing through innovation, education and collaboration.

To learn more about Manufacturing USA, click here: https://www.manufacturingusa.com/pages/how-we-work

To learn more about ARM, click here: http://arminstitute.org/

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