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SWPA Advanced Robotics Working Group

October 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

The next quarterly meeting of the Southwestern PA Advanced Robotics Working Group for small to medium sized manufacturers (SMMs) will be held October 16 at Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh Technology Center, 329 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Detailed agenda coming soon.

SWPA Advanced Robotics (AR) Working Group Charter

The purpose of the AR Working Group is to promote the exploration and adoption of robotics and automation at small and mid-sized manufacturers (SMM) within the southwestern Pennsylvania Region. The Working Group will provide members with an opportunity for information sharing to help successfully evaluate AR and determine where and how their organization could benefit from its adoption. Below are additional intended benefits for participants:

  • Participate in learning from experts in the field
  • Awareness of relevant events and training opportunities in the region
  • Share and learn from mutual challenges and exchange best practices
  • Build professional relationships with peers, suppliers, integrators, and academics
  • Provide support in development and implementation projects

October 16th Advanced Robotics Working Group Meeting Agenda Outline:

  • Introductions & Welcome
  • Robotics 101 Intro Course (Guest Speaker: Mark Proud, Proud Company)
  • Group Discussion & Feedback: ARM’s new test and integration facility make-up (Guest Speaker: Jay Douglass)
  • Recap of Live Case Study Session @ Schroeder
  • Group Exercise: Getting Started – Pain Point Identification & Business Case Development
  • Member Networking

Communication Mechanisms

  • Email – meeting communications, meeting notes, pilot requests
  • LinkedIn Group & E-Newsletter (not yet active) – technology & industry updates, pilot requests, best practices and lessons learned, case studies
  • Catalyst Connection Website – meeting announcements, meeting registration
  • Face-to-face Meetings – the Working Group meets quarterly at Catalyst Connection, as well as different venues to allow members to view the equipment and capabilities of different facilities & organizations


As a member of the Working Group, you will help Catalyst Connection:

  • Define common AR interests and needs of the manufacturing community
  • Participate in Catalyst pilots as new tools, assessments and training materials are developed
  • Provide feedback and insights to help us determine what works and what doesn’t when it comes to AR evaluation and adoption by manufacturers

Please Click here to learn more about the rise of robotics & the efforts of the Advanced Robotics MEP Collaborative.

Click here to find the full Advanced Robotics Working Group Charter, and for the Standardized Quarterly Meeting Agenda click here.


October 16, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh Technology Center
329 Technology Dr,
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
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