We Are The Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Institute of New York

The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute is a national resource and network for all companies seeking to improve productivity through industrial robotics.

ARM-NY, the NYS ARM Collaborative, coordinates the NYS participation in the ARM Institute. ARM-NY aims to connect NYS industry with robotics technology, business network, funding opportunities, and human and physical resources in the ARM community. If you are a business or industry partner looking to leverage robotics then drop us a note to get started.


John Wen

John Wen is currently the Head of Industrial and Systems Engineering and a Professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering with a joint appointment in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Glenn Saunders

Glenn Saunders is a Senior Research Engineer with the Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he is responsible for conducting and managing applied research and development projects in advanced manufacturing, robotics and automation.

Beth Bornick

Beth is the Advanced Robotics Lead at Fuzehub, and serves as liaison between the Advanced Robotics in Manufacturing (ARM) Institute and New York’s small and mid-sized manufacturers. Beth works in partnership with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NY-MEP) to build a strong network of advanced robotics resources and solution providers within NYS, to provide business, economic and competitive benefit for the state’s manufacturers and workforce.

About ARM NY

ARM-NY is headquartered in the capital region and co-led by RPI CATS and FuzeHub. The CATS has professional staff and faculty experienced in assisting with industrial clients. It has over 2000 sq. ft. of robotics lab and highbay area for conducting industrially-driven research and development.

FuzeHub is the statewide MEP center serving as the one-stop shop for manufacturers needing assistance for growth and competitiveness. It has extensive outreach programs for small and medium manufacturers, including its popular Solution Forums, Manufacturing Innovation Fund, education and workforce training, and incubator innovation hotspot.

RPI together with FuzeHub and its network and programs will provide robotics related technology, solution and training for NYS manufacturers, and collaborate with MEPs and partner universities to address regional needs and stimulate innovation. The regional collaborative will also work with industrial partners to develop and responds to ARM technical and education/workforce-development project calls.