USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Company Information:

Company Name:
Astrobotic Technology, Inc.
Address:
PA
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4613
EIN:
262383764
DUNS:
19738852
Number of Employees:
11
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $349,329.00 3
SBIR Phase II $1,487,008.00 2
STTR Phase I $224,698.00 2
STTR Phase II $599,259.00 1

Award List:

Lightweight Robotic Excavation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,927.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Alexander Gutierrez, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Robust, lightweight, power-efficient excavation robots are mission enablers for lunar outposts and surface systems. Lunar excavators of this type cost-effectively utilize native materials for both outpost preparation and in-situ resource utilization. They address the need for implements that dig,… More

Scalable Gravity Offload System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,918.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
William ". Whittaker, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Carnegie Mellon University
RI Contact:
N/A
Abstract:
The proposed innovation is a scalable gravity off-load system that enables controlled integrated testing of Surface System elements such as rovers, habitats, and space suits in planet-relevant gravity which addresses T6.02 in the direct solicitation of a gravity off-load system. Phase I delivers a… More

Lightweight Robotic Excavation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,956.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
David Gump, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Lightweight robotic excavators address the need for machines that dig,collect, transport and dump lunar soil. Robust and productive smallrobots enable mining rich and accessible deposits of ice and othervolatiles buried near craters at the lunar poles, delivering resources toproduce propellant, and… More

Scalable Gravity Offload System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,259.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
William ". Whittaker, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Carnegie Mellon University
RI Contact:
Kim Basile
Abstract:
A scalable gravity offload device simulates reduced gravity for the testing of various surface system elements such as mobile robots, excavators, habitats, and deployables in a relevant environment. The device is capable of simulating reduced gravity over an arbitrary terrain including such… More

Multi-Robot Systems for Subsurface Planetary Exploration

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,780.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Steven A. Huber, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Carnegie Mellon University
RI Contact:
Kim Basile
Abstract:
The proposed innovation is a heterogeneous multi-robot team developed as a platform for effective subsurface planetary exploration. State-of-art robotic exploration is based on single-robot systems with human controllers augmented by limited automation. This system requires near-constant… More

Resource-Aware Planning for Shadowed and Uncertain Domains

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,406.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Peterson, Director of GNC
Abstract:
Discovery of frozen volatiles at the lunar poles is transformative to space exploration. In-situ resources will provide fuel to support far-reaching exploration and enable commercial endeavors. While satellite data supports presence of polar ice, driving and drilling must confirm presence, determine… More

Autolanding for Sample Return Missions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$124,996.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Future NASA and commercial missions will increasingly target destinations with challenging topography and limited communication including unmapped asteroids, comets, and outer planet moons; surface rendezvous sites for sample return; and challenging sites like polar peaks, crater rims, and skylights… More

Planning for Planetary Science Mission Including Resource Prospecting

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$737,052.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Advances in computer-aided mission planning can enhance mission operations and science return for surface missions to Mars, the Moon, and beyond. While the innovations envisioned by this program are broadly applicable, they serve an immediate and urgent need for missions to prospect for volatiles at… More