ISIMM and its sponsor BRIDG are proud to partner with the Department of Defense-awarded Manufacturing Institute – the Advanced Manufacturing Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Innovation Hub. Sponsored by American Robotics, Inc., an independent nonprofit organization founded by Carnegie Mellon University, ARM supports ongoing efforts to strengthen US-based manufacturing. In collaboration with ISIMM, BRIDG and others, ARM will incentivize companies to invest new technology development in the United States (DoD Press Release No. NR-009-17, January 13, 2017).
The ARM Institute’s mission is “to create and then deploy robotic technology by integrating the diverse collection of industry practices and institutional knowledge across many disciplines.” Sensor technologies are critical to ARM’s mission. Sensors in robotics control internal systems and determine communication with the outside world. As robotics complication increases, so must the complexity of the sensors and the tasks and work they perform. In addition to the ARM partnership, BRIDG is also developing partnerships and support roles with several of the other DoD/DoE manufacturing institutes and government labs, as well.
BRIDG chief executive officer Chester Kennedy states, “We are fortunate to have been sought out from multiple organizations to be a part of this institute. They realize the importance of smart sensors to enable the next generation of robotics to meet their full objectives and capabilities. We are proud to be working with ARM to bring innovative solutions to complex problems while strengthening domestic manufacturing.”
We at ISIMM and BRIDG look forward to this cooperative relationship and are poised to meet the precise needs of the future of robotics.