The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute has selected 8 new robotic technology projects and announced to contribute US $ 7.50 million across these projects.
As USA is bracing up to consolidate its domestic manufacturing and supply chains amidst COVID-19 pandemic, the ARM Institute has started expediting focus areas identification process through its project calls.
According to ARM Institute, it is planning to award US $ 2.90 million in project funding out of total contribution, while the remaining US $ 4.60 million will be contributed by its participating member organisations.
The selected 8 projects are expected to provide high-technology solidity to sectors like e-commerce, logistics, apparel manufacturing, textile finishing and composite structures.
The projects are also meant to lower the barriers in communication between human and robots, and are aimed at strengthening Autonomous Mobile Robots usage across industries.
Of all 8 projects, the ones which are dedicated solely to apparel and textile manufacturing industry are (1) ‘Bot Couture’: Robotic Clothing Manufacturing; (2) Automated Bottom Hemming Through Robotic Garment Manipulation and (3) Robotic Assistant for Repurposable Fabric Fusing Operations.
It’s worth mentioning here that The ARM Institute is a US-based consortium of over 270-member organisations focused on advancing the state of US manufacturing and empower worker.
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