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NIOSH Joins Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM)

April 8, 2019
NIOSH Update:

Contact: Stephanie Stevens (202) 245-0641

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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is pleased to announce it has joined Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM), the nation’s leading collaborative in robotics and workforce innovation.

NIOSH joins more than 170 member organizations that represent industry, academia, non-profit, and government. This diverse consortium is working together to revive manufacturing with an eye toward new opportunities for a 21st century workforce who are prepared to work collaboratively with robotic technologies in a safe environment.

Through its Center for Occupational Robotics Research, NIOSH is proactively working across industrial sectors to address the safety of workers who use, wear, or work near robots. The center’s research looks at traditional industrial robots, such as work in robotic cells and cages away from human workers, as well as emerging robotic technologies, such as collaborative robots, wearable robotics or powered exoskeletons, remotely controlled or autonomous vehicles and drones, and future robots using advanced artificial intelligence.

As a member of ARM, NIOSH will contribute its perspective on issues related to worker safety and health and research needs associated with advancing industrial applications.

Structured as a public-private partnership, ARM accelerates transformative robotic technologies and education to increase U.S. global manufacturing competitiveness. Founded in January 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA, and partially funded by the Department of Defense, ARM is part of the Manufacturing USA network.

NIOSH is the federal institute that conducts research and makes recommendations for preventing work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths. For more information about NIOSH, visit