Robotics in the Manufacturing Industry

The use of robotics is changing manufacturing and forging new career pathways.
You no longer need a PhD to work in robotics for manufacturing. With the advent of Industry 4.0, there is a career fit for everyone in advanced manufacturing - from repairing and operating robots to finding ways to make existing systems more productive. When robots take on dull, dirty, and dangerous jobs, workers have new opportunities for engaging work on the factory floor. Manufacturing is the lifeblood of the American economy and workers are key to ensuring that the U.S. can compete globally. There has never been a better time to launch your manufacturing career.

2.4 Million

manufacturing jobs will go unfilled due to the skills gap.

77%

of workers cite that they would be happy to work alongside robots in manufacturing if it meant having to perform fewer manual processes.

17.6 Million Jobs

According to the National Association of Manufacturers, the manufacturing industry supports 17.6 million jobs in the United States.

About the ARM Institute

The ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) Institute is funded by the Department of Defense and dedicated to ensuring U.S. readiness for robotics in manufacturing. The ARM Institute takes a comprehensive approach to this – catalyzing innovations in robotics and workforce development. Structured as a public-private partnership, the ARM Institute has close to 300 member organizations spanning industry, government, and academia who share a common mission – securing America's future through manufacturing innovation, education, and collaboration.

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