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A PROMISING METHOD OF SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASING THE OPERATING SPEEDS OF ROBOTS…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
2433
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2433
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Designatronics Inc
2101 Jericho Turnpike New Hyde Park, NY 11040
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: A PROMISING METHOD OF SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASING THE OPERATING SPEEDS OF ROBOTS WILL BE INVESTIGATED.
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,700.00
 

Abstract:

A PROMISING METHOD OF SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASING THE OPERATING SPEEDS OF ROBOTS WILL BE INVESTIGATED. THE PRIMARY ROBOT SPEED LIMITATION IS FROM RESONANCES IN THE ARM, AND THE ASSOCIATED DIFFICULTY OF CONTROL LAW DESIGN. THE PROPOSED APPROACH FOCUSES ON ANNIHILATING THE VIBRATIONS AS THE ARM APPROACHES THE ENDPOINT OF ITS MANEUVER WHICH IS USUALLY THE ONLY POINT WHERE STRINGENT ACCURACY IS REQUIRED. THE VIBRATIONS WILL BE ELIMINATED WITH THE USE OF DISCRETE TIME-OPTIMAL CONTROL THEORY AS OPPOSED TO THE CONVENTIONAL CLASSICAL CONTROL METHODS. THE RESULTS SHOULD PROVIDE A DRAMATIC IMPROVEMENT IN SPEED (A FACTOR OF AT LEAST 2) WITHOUT PRODUCING VIBRATIONS AT THE END OF A MOVE. FURTHERMORE, THESE RESULTS WILL BE IN FEEDBACK FORM ACCOUNTING FOR DEVIATIONS IN OPERATING CONDITIONS. THE PHASE I RESEARCH WILL DEVELOP ALGORITHMS AND SOFTWARE, AND EXPERIMENTALLY DEMONSTRATE THE METHOD ON A SINGLE ROBOT LINK. THE METHOD REQUIRES ONLY THE SOFTWARE AND A FEW EXTRA SENSORS, SO THE RESULTING ROBOTS WILL HAVE A TREMENDOUS PERFORMANCE VS. COST ADVANTAGE OVER THE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGY.

Principal Investigator:

Tom madsen
5163546850

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Designatronics Inc
2101 Jericho Turnpike New Hyde Park, NY 11040

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