The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute (ARM Institute) has issued a project call that will fund technology development and workforce training activities in the field of robotics. Concept papers are due June 20th and full proposals are due August 29th.
Any company that is interested in either developing or employing robotics technology is encouraged to reach out to FuzeHub’s Jeff Moss to learn more about the funding opportunity or to explore the potential of incorporating robotics in their operations. FuzeHub and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are lead partners of the ARM Institute in New York, working to encourage New York State companies to develop robotics related technologies and utilize robotics more extensively in their new and existing manufacturing activities.
In its Spring 2018 Project Call, the ARM Institute is seeking to support projects in the following topic areas:
- Identifying and Packing Objects
- Unloading and Unpacking Objects
- Transport and Delivery through Complex, Crowded Floor Spaces
- Inspection of Non-standard Materials
- Tracking and Traceability of Components
- Surface Treatments
- Manipulating Compliant Materials
- Software Enabler: Interoperability (among different robotic soft/hardware frameworks.
In related news, the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute (ARM) has announced the awardees of its first round of project funding to strengthen U.S. manufacturing. FuzeHub is proud to be part of the team that comprises the Robot Assistant for Composites Manufacturing project. Read the announcement in the official press release.