Rice University One of 40 Academic Partners in New Robotics Manufacturing Institute

Published by , January 16, 2017 3:41 am

(ManufacturingTomorrow)  The Defense Department awarded the contract for the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Innovation Hub to a consortium called American Robotics Inc., a nonprofit venture led by Carnegie Mellon University. The institute is the 14th — the eighth led by DoD — in the federal government’s wide-ranging Manufacturing USA program. DoD said ARM will “organize the current fragmented domestic capabilities in manufacturing robotics technology and better position the United States, relative to global competition.”
Rice University is one of 40 academic partners in a new robotics manufacturing institute in Pittsburgh that will be funded with $80 million from the Department of Defense (DoD) and $173 million in matching funds from more than 200 participating partners, including companies, local governments, academic and nonprofit organizations.

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