ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) is pleased to announce four new selected projects from its fifth Technology Project Call that took place earlier in 2019. This increases ARM’s selected projects to 49, and now involves 44% of its 220 member organizations. Pending final negotiations, ARM plans to provide more than $1.6 million in funding for a total investment of approximately $5.3 million across the four projects.
Manufacturing is key to securing America’s future, and with the fourth industrial revolution upon us, US companies are pressured to quickly adopt automation and robotics to remain competitive. ARM seeks to ease this burden by identifying the most critical technology and workforce problems and issuing project calls to its base of 200+ member organizations to catalyze solutions for American manufacturers. These projects will strengthen US manufacturing and are in line with the technology investment plan approved by members
“These projects epitomize the strength of the ARM consortium, bringing together diverse organizations to improve manufacturing processes and lower the barriers to adopting robotics,” noted ARM CTO Arnold Kravitz, “These projects help to ease issues inhibiting growth in US manufacturing, while elevating the human roles.”