ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Compact tabletop robotic arms will soon help innovators and startups weave automation into manufacturing processes at Central New Mexico Community College’s FUSE Makerspace Downtown.
CNM Ingenuity, which manages all of CNM’s commercial activities, signed a new partnership agreement this month with Albuquerque startup Build with Robots to bring collaborative robot (cobot) arms and accessories into the makerspace. The company is a regional reseller of cobots made by the Danish firm Universal Robots.
Build with Robots will set up operations at FUSE Makerspaces’ new headquarters at Innovate ABQ, the high-tech research and development hub being built on the seven-acre First Baptist Church property at Broadway and Central. CNM has remodeled the old 13,500-square-foot Noon Day Ministries soup kitchen and shelter on the west side of the site to accommodate the FUSE Makerspace, now housed on CNM’s central campus.