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Fundamental Interactions Generating Heterogeneous Teams including Robots…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
76906
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
06SB2-0184
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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: 2008
Title: Fundamental Interactions Generating Heterogeneous Teams including Robots (FIGHT-R)
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0322
Award Amount: $742,955.00
 

Abstract:

Fully autonomous, taskable robots for use in unconstrained environments are still a dream rather than a reality because of a host of problems, including capabilities of existing sensors, effectors, and control/planning software. Indeed, concepts of operations for robot use are tending toward robots collaborating directly with humans, in relationships similar to bomb squad dogs. Fortunately, enough progress has been made in many areas to enable realistically envisioning robots with a significant level of autonomy working cooperatively with humans in heterogeneous teams to perform highly-constrained tactical maneuvers (e.g., clearing a room). Phase II of FIGHT-R research and development is focused on 5 principal objectives to achieve this goal: add mechanisms to handle inter-role conflict, increase resilience when team member "sick", do empirical testing of new/old roles in simulation, and on robots, and demonstrate flexibility of approach both in adding tactical maneuvers and in reusing on various robots. FIGHT-R will enable dynamic teamwork and role reassignments in dynamic, dangerous, real-time multi-tasking (RTMT) domains requiring coordinated movements and physical actions.

Principal Investigator:

James Hicinbothom
Principal Investigator
8583912830
jhicinbothom@chisystems.com

Business Contact:

Phillip Rollhauser
Director of Contracts
2155421400
prollhauser@chisystems.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CHI SYSTEMS, INC.
1035 Virginia Drive Suite 300 Fort Washington, PA 19034

EIN/Tax ID: 232387734
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No