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Terrain Analysis for Human-Robot Interaction (TAH-RI)

Award Information

Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
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Small Business Information
CHI Systems, Inc.
2250 Hickory Road Suite 150 Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Terrain Analysis for Human-Robot Interaction (TAH-RI)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W74V8H-05-C-0052
Award Amount: $749,972.00


Understanding the right thing to do in the battlespace is contingent on knowledge of the terrain and its tactical importance for military operations (e.g., terrain restricts or enhances abilities to observe, move, and shoot). The product of this Phase II effort will be TAH-RI, a COTS software component for systems developers, enabling them to easily make systems capable of identifying terrain features that are tactically relevant, and translating that information into `languages' understandable by both humans and computers. TAH-RI will be demonstrated in an ITS for terrain analysis and in a robotics application. Means of enabling Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) to provide training and guided practice for soldiers could significantly expand range of when and where training occurs, reducing demand for expert human instructors. Means of enabling envisioned robotic systems to understand terrain and its tactical import is essential to true autonomy. The proposed work brings together the necessary state-of-the-art technologies to enable systems (e.g., synthetic instructors, and autonomous robotic vehicles) to aid soldiers and their commanders in improving readiness. CHI Systems, Inc. and the University of South Florida are uniquely positioned to succeed in creating and demonstrating the revolutionary confluence of technologies required to achieve this objective.

Principal Investigator:

Dawn Riddle
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Phil Rollhauser
Director of Contracts
Small Business Information at Submission:

Chi Systems, Inc.
1035 Virginia Drive, Suite 300 Fort Washington, PA 19034

EIN/Tax ID: 232387734
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Computer Science & Engineering
Tampa, FL 33602
Contact: Robin Murphy
Contact Phone: (813) 974-3652
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university