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ARM Institute Creates Fellowship Program for Robotics Projects

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February 4, 2021

The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute has announced its first fellowship program, seeking applicants to help advance the state of robotics in manufacturing. Applications are due on March 8, 2021, at 5 p.m. ET.

The ARM Institute Fellows will be experts in robotics for manufacturing that have a passion for addressing the challenges that hinder the adoption of robotics for manufacturers. They will apply innovative solutions to make a tangible impact on manufacturing activities during their designated project period.

The hands-on program requires a project submission, but also comes with an award of up to $60,000, the institute said. “As an ARM Institute Fellow, you will work closely with ARM’s project management office to execute a robotics and AI-focused project funded by this reward,” ARM said. Results will be reported to ARM’s members, the AIM Consortium, Department of Defense partners, and other industry leaders.

The fellowship is the result of a collaboration between the ARM Institute and Department of Defense Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC) through the Artificial Intelligence in Metals and Manufacturing (AIM) higher Defense Industry Consortium, led by Catalyst Connection, an ARM member. As such, the proposer and their organization must be dedicated to making a direct impact with the AIM Higher Consortium Defense Manufacturing Community, comprising specific counties in Pennsylvania (the Pittsburgh area) and West Virginia.

The institute is conducting a webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. ET that will outline the program. In addition, you can also download an RFP, register for the webinar, or download all forms and application package.

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