ARM can work with you to take advantage of the use of robotics in your advanced manufacturing processes.

How ARM Helps

  • Funding identification
  • Joint proposals
  • Exploratory research
  • Solution technology
  • Proof-of-Concept Prototype
  • Proposal team building
  • Planning/simulation/optimization
  • Connection to solution providers
  • Workforce training

Tools & Programs

  • SBIR
  • STTR
  • PON
  • BAA
  • Manufacturing USA Institutes
  • Manufacturing grants
  • Empire State Development
  • System Integrators
  • Venture/Angel

Technical Thrusts

Sample Project Call Topics

Move beyond today’s manufacturing robots—expensive, single-purpose, hard to program, isolated from humans.

  • Collaborative Robotics
  • Robot Control: Learning, Adaption and Repurposing
  • Dexterous Manipulation
  • Autonomous Navigation and Mobility
  • Perception and Sensing
  • Testing, Verification, & Validation

Focus Topics from November 2017 Project Call
(next project call expected in summer 2018)

  • Topic 1: Identifying and Packing Objects
  • Topic 2: Unloading and unpacking objects
  • Topic 3: Transport and Delivery through a Complex, Crowded Floor
  • Topic 4: Inspection of Non-standard Materials
  • Topic 5: Tracking and Traceability of Components
  • Topic 6: Surface Treatments
  • Topic 7: Manipulating Compliant Materials

Sample Projects


Composites Structure Assembly

Challenges: Large, heavy, curved loads, structural flexibility, high precision alignment requirement

Project Goal: Demonstrate safe, robust, efficient robotically assisted fixtureless precision blade assemble Develop sensor-based robot control software for manipulation of large, heavy, flexible loads.


3D Robotic Sensor Development

Challenges: Robot-assisted 3D quality inspection in hard-to-reach locations

Project Goal:
Integrated 3D robot scanning
Intelligent inspection