Founded in 1988, the Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) has a long history of working with industry in programs encompassing basic research through manufacturing system design and pilot line development.  Our unique combination of leading research, excellence in theory and analysis, practical design and process implementation has paid off for numerous industrial partners.

CATS provides an effective interface to leverage a broad range of research resources in automation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with highly trained technical staff to provide project management that matches industrial requirements and schedules.   In addition, the Center also recognizes the importance of intellectual property agreements in research programs and endeavors to craft appropriate arrangements to suit the needs of its sponsors.