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SpinnerBot

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
68800
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
04SB1-0306
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AUTOMATIKA, INC.
137 Delta Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15238
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: SpinnerBot
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R273
Award Amount: $98,594.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop a highly capable disaster-response robotic system called SpinnerBot for use in confined and/or collapsed-structures for survivor search, site-investigation and -assessment. SpinnerBot will: 1) Provide for a small and light footprint and have a user-friendly GUI; 2) Allow for long-term deployment of at least 12 hours or more; 3) Be capable of carrying crucial sensor-modalities (visual, chemical, etc.); 4) Be capable of accessing and climbing up/down convoluted and confined spaces; 5) Be capable of real-time control of 'buried' ranges no less than 100 feet; 6) Be simple and inexpensive to purchase and use. SpinnerBot will consist of an articulated tethered platform capable of climbing and rappelling with the use of a tensionable member and a user-selectable locomotor - very much akin to a spider or mountain climber. The platform will carry on-board vision & chemical sensors, which can access internal locations with the help of an extremely capable articulating frame/suspension with exchangeable running-gears. The system can operate with wheels, legs, or even treads, which are rapidly interchangeable on site. Such a system does not exist today and SpinnerBot can provide a solution that could dramatically impact current robotic vehicle capabilities in terms of search-and-rescue and structure inspection.

Principal Investigator:

Noellette Conway
President and CEO
4129681022
noellette@automatika.com

Business Contact:

Noellette Conway
President and CEO
4129681022
noellette@automatika.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AUTOMATIKA, INC.
137 Delta Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15238

EIN/Tax ID: 251778502
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No