A New Hub for Innovation and Robotics Opens in Carroll County

There are robots on Main Street in Westminster, and many of them are controlled by tiny humans inside an old automotive service center.

In a bid to promote technological advancements and create a hub for collaboration, the Autonomous Robotics Innovation Center (ARIC) recently opened its doors in Westminster, Maryland. The center, developed through a partnership between the Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC) and various stakeholders, aims to revolutionize the robotics industry and provide a platform for growth and learning.

The concept behind ARIC emerged from conversations within the area’s robotics ecosystem, said Graham Dodge, the executive director of MAGIC and a key partner in ARIC’s opening.