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STTR Phase I: Robotic System for Visual Placement-RSVP

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88536
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0810765
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cognisense Labs Inc
P.O. Box 1281 Eureka, CA 95502 1281
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: STTR Phase I: Robotic System for Visual Placement-RSVP
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0810765
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I research project will develop a new perception/vision system for a robotic arm and a new software tool to design such embedded systems. Further development will include advances in actuator technology and control theory to create an affordable yet robust highly-dexterous vision-enabled robotic arm for lightweight low-precision tasks. Tasks of this type include pick-and-place and sorting. This technology is innovative because it will fundamentally change the way goods are produced by developing new control methodology for a new robotic arm and adapting it to a new field at a low cost. It will reduce labor-intensive work, increase efficiency and increase quality in an industry which needs automation. The broader impact will be to fill a need in the flower industry to enable cost reduction over the entire worldwide sector and improve quality. The robotic arm will have applications in other areas such as automated recycling, landmine clearing, litter removal, highway maintenance, and hazardous material handling.

Principal Investigator:

Ken D. Owens
PhD
2026061042
kdowensjr@yahoo.com

Business Contact:

Ken D. Owens
PhD
2026061042
kdowensjr@yahoo.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Cognisense Labs Inc
P.O. Box 1281 Eureka, CA 95502

EIN/Tax ID: 202700418
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst St
Arcata, CA 95521
Contact: Julie Davy
Contact Phone: (707) 826-5203
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university