NEW HUDSON (WWJ) — Pratt & Miller Engineering has announced its support of the Michigan Automated Systems Collaborative, a new organization intended to serve as a meeting place for industry, academia and professional association to promote Michigan as the national leader in the design, development and manufacturing of robotics and automation.

Pratt & Miller Engineering officials say they were approached earlier this year by the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development with the idea of a Michigan automation collaborative. Pratt & Miller officials say they were quick to jump at the opportunity, along with several other Michigan based technology companies including Soar Technology Inc. and Quantum Signal LLC.

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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,” Blackmer said. “The density of robotics enabling capability found here is impressive and we are looking forward to automating present and future technologies together.”

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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.

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Pratt & Miller Engineering is an advanced vehicle engineering services firm founded in motorsports. It offers design, modeling and simulation, electrical engineering, low volume and prototype manufacturing, and testing and development services in the defense, automotive, powersports, and commercial markets.

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