Autonomous Shipboard Cleaning System
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
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.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Man Made Machines
6127 Butano Ct. San Jose, CA 95123
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