Pratt & Miller joins Michigan Automated Systems Collaborative (MASC)
NEW HUDSON, Mich., Nov. 25, 2013 — Pratt & Miller Engineering is proud to announce their support of the Michigan Automated Systems Collaborative (MASC). The MASC officially launched its website that will serve as meeting place for industry, academia and professional associations, and government to share information relating to collaborative technologies. The vision of the MASC is to make Michigan the national leader in design, development, and manufacturing of automated systems and related robotic technologies.
Pratt & Miller Engineering was approached earlier this year by the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development in hopes of the Pratt & Miller team joining forces in the planning and generating of ideas on what a collaborative could look like in the State of Michigan. The team at Pratt & Miller was quick to jump at the opportunity along with several other Michigan based technology companies including Soar Technology, Inc and Quantum Signal, LLC.
Pratt & Miller’s Director of Government Markets, Sara Blackmer, sits on the MASC committee and recently spoke on the importance of the collaborative, “We’re excited about a robotics cluster finally gaining traction in the State of Michigan. The density of robotics enabling capability found here is impressive and we are looking forward to automating present and future technologies together.”
It is clear that robotics and autonomy are technologies that will continue to see rapid growth in the defense, automotive, agriculture, and commercial industries. Participation in the MASC aligns well with Pratt & Miller’s growth objectives which include expanding on the company’s competencies in mobility, lightweight structures, control systems, and vehicle integration to develop innovations in ground robotics and autonomous mobility platforms.
Michigan Automated Systems Collaborative (MASC) is a strategic partnership consisting of industry, academia, research and professional associations, and government. Our mission is to promote, attract, and grow the robotic and automated system industries in the State of Michigan.
About Pratt & Miller
Pratt & Miller Engineering is an advanced vehicle engineering services firm founded in the highly technical and fast paced world of motorsports. With its design, modeling and simulation, electrical, low volume and prototype manufacturing, and testing and development capabilities among the most sophisticated in the world, Pratt & Miller is revolutionizing the way vehicles perform and products behave. Servicing the defense, automotive, powersports, and commercial markets, its client base consistently relies on Pratt & Miller to deliver superior and innovative solutions in highly accelerated time frames.
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