Today WiBotic joined the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute. ARM’s mission is to work with its members to realize the promise of a robust manufacturing innovation ecosystem, by integrating institutional knowledge and a diverse collection of robotic industry best practices for both technology and workforce advancements. ARM focuses on disciplines that span the entire robotic ecosystem, from sensor technologies to software and artificial intelligence to quality control. Of course, battery charging is a critical component for all robot operations, and since WiBotic’s technology is at the leading edge of innovation in that area, we are perfectly positioned to help ARM members optimize power delivery to single robots or across entire fleets.
Our membership in ARM is particularly exciting, as WiBotic has an acute interest in supporting the American manufacturing sector. Domestic manufacturing and strong national defense are deeply interconnected, yet more than 63,000 U.S. factories have closed since 2001. This is a trend we’re committed to reversing.
We’re also excited about the workforce development aspects of ARM. Their funding of programs like apprenticeships and career pathways identify skills gaps in the manufacturing workforce and give students, job seekers and incumbent workers knowledge of and access to essential skills to continue technical training. These efforts provide a material benefit to industry directly, and by extension, enable us to foster the very best talent to grow our team.
We’re excited to join ARM and we look forward to partnering towards these shared objectives.