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DESIGN OF AN INTEGRATED ARM/WRIST/HAND SYSTEM FOR WHOLE-ARM MANIPULATION

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
16949
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
16949
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Barrett Technology Inc
625 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: DESIGN OF AN INTEGRATED ARM/WRIST/HAND SYSTEM FOR WHOLE-ARM MANIPULATION
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,971.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROJECT WILL DESIGN A COMPLETE, INTEGRATED ROBOTIC ARM/WRIST/HAND SYSTEM. THE COMPONENTS OF THIS DESIGN WILL BE PROPERLY MATCHED TO MAXIMIZE THE OVERALL SYSTEM PERFORMANCE. THE INTEGRATED DESIGN WILL BE CONSISTENT WITH THE DURABILITY, LOW-BULK, AND HIGH-PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS OF WHOLE-ARM MANIPULATION (WAM) BY ADAPTING NEWLY INVENTED MECHANICAL-TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGIES FOR WHOLE-ARM MANIPULATION. THE RESULTING INTEGRATED DESIGN WILL FEATURE A SLIGHTLY MODIFIED VERSION OF THE WAM ARM, A THREE-DEGREE-OF-FREEDOM WRIST WITH A CABLED DIFFERENTIAL, AND A SIMPLE, LIGHTWEIGHT HAND. AS PART OF THE PHASE II PROJECT, A LIGHTWEIGHT PROTOTYPE WILL BE BUILT AND INTEGRATED WITH A WAM ARM AND WRIST FOR TESTING AND FOR PERFORMANCE EVALUATION. THIS PROJECT WILL DESIGN A COMPLETE, INTEGRATED ROBOTIC ARM/WRIST/HAND SYSTEM. THE COMPONENTS OF THIS DESIGN WILL BE PROPERLY MATCHED TO MAXIMIZE THE OVERALL SYSTEM PERFORMANCE. THE INTEGRATED DESIGN WILL BE CONSISTENT WITH THE DURABILITY, LOW-BULK, AND HIGH-PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS OF WHOLE-ARM MANIPULATION (WAM) BY ADAPTING NEWLY INVENTED MECHANICAL-TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGIES FOR WHOLE-ARM MANIPULATION. THE RESULTING INTEGRATED DESIGN WILL FEATURE A SLIGHTLY MODIFIED VERSION OF THE WAM ARM, A THREE-DEGREE-OF-FREEDOM WRIST WITH A CABLED DIFFERENTIAL, AND A SIMPLE, LIGHTWEIGHT HAND. AS PART OF THE PHASE II PROJECT, A LIGHTWEIGHT PROTOTYPE WILL BE BUILT AND INTEGRATED WITH A WAM ARM AND WRIST FOR TESTING AND FOR PERFORMANCE EVALUATION.

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Barrett Technology Inc.
545 Concord Ave Cambridge, MA 02138

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DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No