Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute Offering Competitive Funding Opportunity

The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute (ARM), is a member of the Manufacturing USA network of institutes formed to overcome technical hurdles in key aspects manufacturing technology. ARM adapts technology in order to create sustainable growth and improve economic development by collaborating with businesses that aim to lead the future of robotics and automation in American manufacturing. Periodically they hold project calls to fund research to produce needed advancements.

ARM bridges the gap between more than 170 member organizations in industry, government, and academia, who are dedicated to catalyzing a national manufacturing ecosystem. ARM caters to various institutions, from major technology companies to impactful start-ups, traditional four-year universities, trade schools, and community colleges.

This year, ARM is hosting their third “Technology Project Call” for member organizations. A member-only webinar was conducted to provide assistance with formulating a proposal for this competitive funding opportunity. The Tech Project Call took place on Thursday, February 28 2019 so the time is ripe for joining a proposal team with a current member.

ARM Membership

Membership is offered in order to assist in developing technologically advanced solutions for these businesses. Some current members include Airbus, BMW, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Southern California, Mass Robotics, and many more.

Few benefits of membership include:

  • Participating in member-only regional and national meetings to drive innovation.
  • Access to shared R&D infrastructure.
  • Leading and participating in technical and education/workforce projects and influence road-mapping.

For more information regarding membership, go to their website at:

ARM Regional Collaboratives

ARM operates nationally and through regional collaboratives. At the regional level you stay actively engaged with members in your area, have access to region-specific ARM events, and more. ARM’s Regional Collaborations integrate local industry, technology companies, academia, nonprofits and government to:

  • Network with the broad ARM national consortium that includes partners in industry, technology, academia and government
  • Promote strategic alliances with member organizations
  • Strengthen local industry
  • Enhance business best practices
  • Develop competitive human capital
  • Speed impact
  • Improve quality assurance

If you are interested and want to learn more about ARM, go to:

To get an insight about the previous years’ project calls, visit their website at: