The ARM Institute Fellowship Program supports the Superior Defense Industry Consortium of Artificial Intelligence in Metals and Manufacturing (AIM).
May 10, 2021 – The ARM Institute (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) is proud to announce that Dr. Jared Glover, CEO of CapSen Robotics, has been selected as the Institute’s first Fellow. As an ARM Institute Fellow, Dr Glover will execute a technical project to address the key challenges hindering the adoption of robotics by manufacturers. The ARM Institute Fellowship Program supports the AIM Higher Consortium, a group led by Catalyst Connection that exists to support small and medium-sized manufacturers who are currently working in the defense manufacturing supply chain or actively seeking opportunities. in DoD space. Funding for the AIM Scholarship Program and Senior Consortium was provided by the Department of Defense through the Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program of the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC).
Jared Glover is the CEO and co-founder of CapSen Robotics – a company that makes software to give robots more spatial intelligence. Jared got his doctorate. in Computer Science from MIT in 2014, where he developed and applied new theoretical tools for processing 3D orientation information into computer vision and robot manipulation applications. Previously, he completed his BS in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, where he led a robotic walker development team. He has 20 years of experience in robotics and computer vision research and over 500 citations in print. He also serves on the boards of Catalyst Connection, a private, non-profit organization that provides consulting and training services to small manufacturers in southwestern Pennsylvania, and the Pittsburgh Robotics Network.
During his ARM Institute Fellowship, Dr. Glover will work on his project: Modeling of the autonomous robot workspace with a 3D camera mounted on an arm. This project aims to help small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) adopt robotic technologies by reducing the cost and time of robot integration and by facilitating the deployment of robots in high-volume and low-volume applications and moving of the robot. to new work cell locations in a factory.
This project and Dr. Glover’s expertise will support the work of the AIM Higher Consortium to strengthen defense manufacturing capabilities in West Virginia and the southwestern Pennsylvania region. The AIM Superior ConsortiumIts mission is to ensure that the United States is unmatched in military readiness and defense manufacturing capabilities through an industrial production ecosystem that fuses advanced metals and materials with Industry 4.0 technologies such as than robotics, artificial intelligence and additive manufacturing.
“We are proud to work with Dr. Glover on this important work and to support the AIM Higher Consortium,” said Matt Fischer, Program Director of the ARM Institute. “We are confident that the results of our scholarship program and Dr. Glover’s project will strengthen the regional defense supply chain and help small and medium-sized manufacturers to adopt robotics more easily.
“SMMs represent a significant percentage of the DoD supply chain,” said Dr. Glover. “Yet they often lag behind in the adoption of new technologies such as advanced robotics. This project by the ARM Institute will allow SMMs to more easily integrate and benefit from recent advances in 3D vision and motion planning software for applications such as bin picking, machine maintenance, packaging and assembly. I am honored that this project has been selected for the ARM Institute scholarship program.
The ARM Institute plans to host more ARM Institute Fellows in the future. The next call for fellows from the ARM Institute is scheduled for fall 2021.
The ARM Institute is also involved in three other defense manufacturing communities. Defense Manufacturing Communities are funded by the Department of Defense’s Local Defense Community Cooperation Office (OLDCC). Learn more about the institute’s involvement and how these communities are supporting long-term community investments that enhance national security innovation and expand the capabilities of the defense industry ecosystem here.
About the ARM Institute
Advanced robotics for manufacturing (ARMS) The Institute is accelerating the development and adoption of robotic technologies that underpin all advanced manufacturing activity today and into the future. The Institute draws on a unique, robust and diverse ecosystem of partners in industry, academia and government to make robotics, autonomy and artificial intelligence more accessible to American manufacturers large and small, train and empower the manufacturing workforce, strengthen the U.S. economy and global competitiveness, and enhance our country’s security and resilience. Founded in 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA by Carnegie Mellon University and operating as an independent public-private partnership sponsored by the Department of Defense, ARM is part of the DoD Manufacturing USA network.
About CapSen Robotics
Industrial robots have been good at doing repetitive movements over and over again for a long time. But the vast majority have little or no visual intelligence. This has limited the adoption of robots, as most factories and warehouses have piles of tangled bins and shelves, and without that visual intelligence it is impossible to use robots on them.
To address this need, we are creating software called CapSen PiC that combines 3D vision, motion planning, and control algorithms to give robots the ability to locate, pick and manipulate objects in crowded bins and shelves. This capability opens up new opportunities for robots in the fields of execution, packaging and assembly. Our software works with any object, any robot, and any 3D camera – it’s really general purpose. It is also the fastest software of its kind, which means that robots with CapSen PiC achieve the fastest cycle times on the market and therefore the best ROIs.
About the AIM Superior Consortium
The AIM Higher Consortium is led by Catalyst Connection and funded by the Department of Defense through the Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program of the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC). The consortium seeks to strengthen the defense supply chain in the Greater Pittsburgh area, southwestern Pennsylvania and West Virginia. AIM Higher exists to support small and medium-sized manufacturers who are currently working in the defense manufacturing supply chain or actively seeking opportunities in the DoD space. Find out more here.
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