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News | Feb. 26, 2023

ARM Institute Funds Eleven New Technology Projects

By ARM Institute

The ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) Institute announced the selection of eleven new technology projects designed to bridge the gap between industry, government, and academia to spur critical innovations in advanced robotics for manufacturing.

ARM Institute projects are selected from the Institute’s Project Calls that address critical areas of need in U.S. manufacturing. Project Calls are crafted in collaboration with the ARM Institute’s internal team of experts, ARM Members, and our Department of Defense collaborators.

The ARM Institute plans to award nearly $7.9M in project funding, for a total contribution of approximately $16.6M across these eleven projects. To date, the ARM Institute has invested in over 120 robotics technology and workforce development projects.

These projects focus on the following special topic areas:

  • Adaptive Real-Time Path Planning and Control
  • Human Action & Intention Prediction
  • Robot Learning
  • Feature and Pose Recognition and Estimation
  • Virtual Commissioning of Advanced Robotic Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data for Advanced Manufacturing Robotic Systems
  • Multi-Agent Motion Planning and Tasking for Discreet and Continuous Manufacturing Processes
  • Virtual Masking for Advanced Coating Applications
“Each of these projects address critical areas of need in robotics for both the Department of Defense and industry,” noted Dr. Chuck Brandt, ARM Institute Chief Technology Officer. “The project teams epitomize the strength of the ARM Institute’s member ecosystem and the importance of bridging the gap between non-traditional collaborators.”

Read about each of the exciting projects here.