January 18, 2017
UTRC named partner in new Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Innovation Hub

EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut - United Technologies Research Center has been selected as part of a national consortium created by the U.S. Department of Defense to use perception-enabled collaborative robotics to improve the efficiency and speed of production lines in manufacturing plants nationwide.

Called the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Innovation Hub and located in Pittsburgh, it will be led by American Robotics Inc., a non-profit formed out of Carnegie Mellon University. The coalition comprises more than 200 partners, including members of industry, academia, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.

The Research Center served as part of the core ARM proposal team. Its wire harness assembly and testing project for aerospace manufacturing plants -- which leverages dexterous production line manipulation for harnesses containing non-rigid small parts in a variety of combinations -- was one of four highlighted in the coalition‘s winning proposal.

UTRC will sit on the hub's steering committee and board of directors.

Related links:
CMU Robotics center to focus on practical application
(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

$250 Million To Support Advanced Robotics Venture Led by CMU
(Carnegie Mellon University)

Contact: Laura Stevens, (860) 610-1653

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