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Vanderbilt joins 40 academic partners to create, deploy robotic technology in critical manufacturing sectors

by Apr. 25, 2017, 2:33 PM

Vanderbilt University is one of 40 academic partners in a new robotics manufacturing institute in Pittsburgh that will be funded with $80 million from the Department of Defense and $173 million in matching funds from more than 200 participating partners, including companies, local governments, academic and nonprofit organizations.

The Defense Department awarded the contract for the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Innovation Hub to a consortium called American Robotics Inc., a nonprofit venture led by Carnegie Mellon University. The institute is the 14th — the eighth led by the DoD — in the federal government’s wide-ranging Manufacturing USA program.