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Autonomous Shipboard Cleaning System

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-123
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Man Made Machines
6127 Butano Ct. San Jose, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Autonomous Shipboard Cleaning System
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-10-M-0007
Award Amount: $99,958.00


Man Made Machines, LLC has developed a prototype (proof-of-concept) for a floor mopping robot, which has the capability to map its working area for an optimum on efficiency in energy & time consumption vice cleaning effectiveness. The specialty of this approach is an intelligent software, which enables work-area mapping at a BOM cost of about $100. This is about 10x lower then comparable devices. The robot is controlled in the current version by three MCUs; MCU1 is the main MCU (ARM-Cortex M3, 32 bit) which coordinates the movements of the robot and does the area mapping; MCU2 checks the sensors and gives feedback to MCU1; MCU3 activates/deactivates the motors and compares with the motor feedback. The Phase 1 proposal is based on the existing proof-of-concept and introduces an extension/addition, which enables the robot to clean also walls, overheads, counters and incline ladders.

Principal Investigator:

Arasch Lagies
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Dulcie Lagies
Corporate Official
Small Business Information at Submission:

Man Made Machines
6127 Butano Ct. San Jose, CA 95123

EIN/Tax ID: 270985894
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No