The University of Southern California hosted the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute West Coast Informational & Technology Review on June 15. The day’s events included a technology update, industry speakers, and further development of the ARM roadmap. It was also an opportunity to network and meet some the West Coast partners and friends.
The ARM Institute is a Pittsburgh-based, nationally-known, public-private partnership founded by Carnegie Mellon University. ARM actively develops, demonstrates and facilitates early adoption of robotic solutions in an effort to grow the national manufacturing ecosystem. Its 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, end-effector development, software and artificial intelligence, materials science, human and machine behavior modeling, and quality assurance – to realize the promises of a robust manufacturing innovation ecosystem.
AMP SoCal is part of the ARM Institute, which will bring a Regional Robotics Innovation Collaborative (RRIC) to California, headquartered at the new USC Center for Advanced Manufacturing. Dion Jackson, program director for the USC Center for Economic Development and AMP SoCal project coordinator, is involved with the RRIC and is responsible for workforce efforts in the AMP SoCal region. In late summer or early fall there will be a call for proposals on workforce topics within the field of robotics. Please check back for more information as it becomes available.