Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute
To foster and grow the national manufacturing ecosystem, the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute has formed a national, public-private partnership to develop, demonstrate, and facilitate early adoption of novel robotic solutions. Based in Pittsburgh, ARM is led by a newly established national nonprofit called American Robotics, which was founded by Carnegie Mellon University and includes a national network of 231 stakeholders from industry, academia, local governments and nonprofits.
ARM seeks to empower American workers to compete with low-wage workers abroad; create and sustain new jobs to secure U.S. national prosperity; lower the technical, operational, and economic barriers for small- and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as large companies to adopt robotics technologies; and assert U.S. leadership in advanced manufacturing.
ARM’s 10-year goals include increasing worker productivity by 30 percent, creating 510,000 new manufacturing jobs in the U.S., ensuring that 30 percent of SMEs adopt robotics technology, and providing the ecosystem where major industrial robotics manufacturers will emerge. ARM focuses on critical growth sectors that are ripe for rapid adoption of robotics in manufacturing, including aerospace, automotive, electronics, and textiles.
Aerospace, Automotive, Electronics, Fulfillment & Logistics
Startups, Small, Medium, Large
Collaborative Robotics, Robot Control: Learning, Adaption and Repurposing, Dexterous Manipulation, Autonomous Navigation and Mobility, Perception and Sensing, Testing, Verification, & Validation
Director of Communications and Government Relations
The ARM Institute conducts industry led applied R&D, develops and delivers education and workforce training, and provides access to shared capabilities through a nationwide network of regional innovation collaborative.
Ecosystem for Techno-Economic Impact
Gary Fedder, Ph.D.
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Howie Choset, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer
Rebecca Hartley, Ph.D.
Chief Workforce Officer
Interim Chief Operating Officer
Interim Chief Financial Officer