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Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Institute


Invitation to Small and Mid-Sized Manufacturers: Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Institute

The Department of Defense has recently announced an $80M funding opportunity for a Manufacturing Innovation Institute focusing on Robots in Manufacturing Environments (RIME). In response, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is leading a strong team proposing the formation of the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Institute. The team consists of industry, non-profit, academic, and government partners from across the country. The ARM Institute will include multiple Regional Robotics Innovation Collaboratives. The mid-Atlantic region will be led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and FuzeHub. Institute members will have access to a strong national public-private manufacturing network that is focused on the deployment, training and development of cutting edge robotics technology.

Small and mid-sized enterprises (SME) will be a critical component of this initiative.

Our team recently submitted a concept paper and expects to be invited to the final proposal round, with submissions due in mid-November.
We are hosting a SME-specific webinar on September 23rd 3:30 PM (EST) to share information on how SMEs can participate in the ARM Institute and member benefits.
Register here for the webinar
Do not hesitate to contact any member of our team with questions about this opportunity.
Elena Garuc – FuzeHub ( 518-768-7030
Glenn Saunders – RPI – ( 518-276-6696
John Wen – RPI – ( 518-276-6156


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