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The Empire State Advanced Robotics Alliance (ESARA) will meet on April 30th, in conjunction with the New York Manufacturing Conference at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

The Empire State Advanced Robotics Alliance (ESARA) seeks to build a strong, well-connected robotics ecosystem in New York State. ESARA includes university researchers, robotics hardware and software suppliers, systems integrators and consultants, workforce and economic development organizations, and manufacturers who use or want to deploy robotics. Please contact Beth Bornick to learn more about ESARA. 

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ARM Institute

Manufacturing USA

Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Manufacturing Innovation Learning Laboratory (MILL)

Robotics Industry Association

ROS Industrial

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

American Society of Mechanical Engineers 

IEEC Global Spec Inc.


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Women in Manufacturing

March 8, 2017

March is Women’s History Month, which prompts us to explore the status of women in manufacturing. From laboring in the mills of Industrial Revolution-era New England to working the factory jobs left behind by soldiers fighting in World...