ARM Institute hires Larry Candy as Director of Engineering

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The ARM (Superior Robotics for Manufacturing) Institute is happy to announce that Dr. Larry Candy has joined the group as Director of Engineering. On this position, Larry shall be liable for growing and managing the Institute’s engineering actions, together with all facets of sourcing, securing, and directing a portfolio of engineering tasks whereas rising and maturing the engineering workforce. He’ll speed up the transition of the ARM Institute’s superior robotic manufacturing applied sciences to trade by way of collaboration with inner and exterior stakeholders to increase partnerships, safe funding, and assist members.

This accountability consists of supporting the technical providers for small and medium-sized companies, presently being developed with funding from the EDA Construct Again Higher Regional Problem Grant awarded to the ARM Institute in September 2022 in addition to accelerating our work within the deployment of AI in robotics for manufacturing.

Larry is a well known robotics and automation skilled, working in each business organizations and academia. He gives expertise in bringing rising applied sciences into manufacturing by rising their Know-how Readiness Stage (TRL), concurrent with enhancements in manufacturing facility flooring processes and workforce expertise. Previous to becoming a member of the ARM Institute, Larry was the Director of Worldwide Robotics Deployment at Amazon Robotics, the place he led the system integration and deployment for all internally developed automation globally into Amazon Success, Floor and Air, and Final Mile networks.

Larry additionally held govt and senior manufacturing and expertise roles at Symbotic, the Frito-Lay Division of PepsiCo, United Applied sciences, ABB, Fanuc, and Common Electrical. Business recognition for robotics developed below his management consists of 27 patents, the Edison and IR-100 Awards, and the Manufacturing Management Council Excellent Achiever Award for Provide Chain Excellence.

Larry was a professor of the observe in robotics and affiliate director of expertise transition on the Institute for Robotics and Clever Machines at Georgia Institute of Know-how, the place he centered on expertise transition to main industrial sponsors.

Larry obtained his Ph.D. and M.S. levels from MIT, and a B.S from the College of California, Berkeley. He was a tenured college member at Princeton College, the place he obtained a Guggenheim Basis Fellowship, the Rheinstein Excellent College Award, and the ASME Dynamic Methods, Measurement, and Management “Greatest Paper of 12 months” award along with his programs twice acknowledged because the “Ten Greatest” at Princeton.

“We’re delighted that Larry Candy has joined the ARM Institute to direct and develop our robotics engineering capabilities”, mentioned Chuck Brandt, ARM Institute Chief Know-how Officer. “His experience throughout a broad spectrum of robotics manufacturing purposes and options shall be invaluable to our consortium members, tasks, and future alternatives.”

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