This week’s Presidential Address was filmed at the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) National Robotics Engineering Center. I watch the Presidential Address weekly but I’ve never been able to personally identify with any of the address locations. This week, I can. Just a few short weeks ago I was in the same facility watching the Toyota Ideas for Good prototyping weekend.

The CMU robotics center was the perfect location for President Obama to make a speech about the importance of advanced manufacturing and how innovation in the manufacturing sector can help boost our economy. The weekly address came after an earlier speech at the center about advanced manufacturing.

The President’s earlier speech touched on several manufacturing-related topics including job growth in the sector, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP).

“This new partnership that we’ve created will make sure tomorrow’s breakthroughs are American breakthroughs.  (Applause.) We’re teaming up to foster the kind of collaborative R&D that resulted in those same early discoveries, and to create the kind of innovation infrastructure necessary to get ideas from the drawing board to the manufacturing floor to the market more rapidly –- all of which will make our businesses more competitive and create new, high-quality manufacturing jobs.” Source: White House

Watch the entire speech below.

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