AUSTIN, Texas — An Austin-based robotics company has been named as one of six companies selected for the Field Artillery Autonomous Resupply (FAAR) Cohort with the Army Applications Laboratory and Army Futures Command.

Apptronik, Inc. was founded in 2016 as a spin-out from the Human Centered Robotics Lab at the University of Texas at Austin. The company offers robotics products, components and engineering services.

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The companies selected were chosen to represent a wide range of technologies and expertise aimed at developing autonomous resupply capabilities.

The program was designed for small businesses and companies that aren't the typical companies that work with the federal government.

The participants will receive $150,000 in order to complete a 12-week program ending with a pitch to Army stakeholders, private investors and other partners.

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The FAAR Cohort will focus on supporting the Long Range Precision Fires Cross Functional Team's efforts to automate functions relating to Army munitions.

Other companies selected for the cohort include the following:

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