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Company Information:

Name: Energid Technologies
Address: One Mifflin Place
Suite 400
Cambridge, MA 02138-
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (888) 547-4100

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,893,956.00 20
SBIR Phase II $7,140,880.00 11
STTR Phase I $369,861.00 4
STTR Phase II $750,000.00 1

Award List:

Advanced Tracking through Remote Supervision

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: James English, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $69,945.00
Abstract:
"Target recognition and tracking requires the solution of several hard problems. A target signature must be identified in sensor data, this data must be associated with prior information on the target, and the association must be used to gain understandingof the target. In the presence of… More

A Velocity-Control Framework for Kinematically Redundant Manipulators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James English, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $68,098.00
Abstract:
During Phase I we designed, implemented, and demonstrated a generic control method for cooperating kinematically redundant serial and bifurcating manipulators. This method extended an augmented Jacobian technique recently published by Energid personnel by 1) adding a post-processing step to increase… More

A Velocity-Control Framework for Kinematically Redundant Manipulators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James English, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $596,226.00
Abstract:
During Phase I we designed, implemented, and demonstrated a generic control method for cooperating kinematically redundant serial and bifurcating manipulators. This method extended an augmented Jacobian technique recently published by Energid personnel by 1) adding a post-processing step to increase… More

3-D Reconstruction for Missile Recognition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James English, Technical Officer
Award Amount: $99,815.00
Abstract:
"Energid Technologies proposes to develop a three-dimensional missile geometry recognition system. This system includes a modular software framework for integrating spatial- and temporal-processing components. The spatial processing uses three stages.The first stage is image segmentation for which… More

Sensors and Methods to Handle UAV

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: MASSACHUSETTS INST. OF TECHNOLOGY
Principal Investigator: John Hu, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,948.00
RI Contact: Hugh Herr
Abstract:
Autonomous vehicles navigating the flight deck of an aircraft carrier must recognize which flight deck director is assigned to them and which signals that director intends for them. They must be able to generate and follow a notional path to an assignedspot based on the director's instructions. … More

Untethered Haptics-Optional Surgical Training System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Hu, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $119,415.00
Abstract:
An innovative technique is needed to simulate the "look and feel" of open surgery. Current techniques are inadequate for training and measuring surgical skill. Visual feedback is especially important for open surgery, with haptic feedback secondary. Energid Technologies proposes developing an… More

Untethered Haptics-Optional Surgical Training System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Hu, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $729,846.00
Abstract:
Energid Technologies proposes a realistic haptics-optional simulator designed for surgical training. The design is modular, with components that can build simulations for different applications and levels of fidelity--with and without haptics feedback. The simulation interface is untethered,… More

Three-Dimensional Reconstruction for Missile Recognition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: James English, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $749,318.00
Abstract:
Energid Technologies will create a model-based 3D threat-object identification system. The approach uses 3D models of the threat-object families to automatically construct identification algorithms for ladar and intensity sensor data. Single, dual, and multichannel imagery is supported. The… More

Robotic High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Manipulator System for Critical Systems for Trauma and Transport (CSTAT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: BRIGHAM & WOMEN'S HOSPITAL
Principal Investigator: John J. Hu, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,981.00
RI Contact: Kullervo Hynynen
Abstract:
The main advantages of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) are its non-invasive nature and that therapy occurs deep within a patient's body without affecting the intervening tissue. It is an ideal technology to use with a robotic system in a battlefield environment. This is a proposal to… More

Tactical Air Controller Wargame

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brian O'Flynn, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,911.00
Abstract:
Energid Technologies proposes a JTAC training system that combines spoken dialog with a 3D spatial-reasoning module based on rendering the environment with synthetic colors. The use of high-speed PC graphics cards will allow the reasoning module to execute in real time on a PC. In addition to the… More

Rapid Robot Design Validation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James English, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,900.00
Abstract:
Energid Technologies will create a comprehensive software infrastructure for rapid validation of robotic designs. The software will support push-button validation through existing commercial design software, such as SolidWorks. After validation is invoked through the design-tool GUI, the robot… More

Intracranial Hematoma/ Burr Hole and Trauma Flap Simulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Research Institution: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
Principal Investigator: John J. Hu, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,978.00
RI Contact: Emad N. Eskandar
Abstract:
A high fidelity trauma surgery and presurgery training system is needed to improve the emergent operative management of trauma injuries. In this project, Energid Technologies will tailor its medical simulation software to the burr hole and trauma flap procedure. The approach includes using machine… More

Regional Anesthesia Simulator for Training of Resident and Staff Pain Management Specialists

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: John Hu, Director of Medical Systems
Award Amount: $98,087.00
Abstract:
Engaged American troops suffering injuries to the extremities are best treated with regional anesthesia, which renders only a portion of the body, such as a limb, insensate. However, it is possible for long-lasting damage to occur when regional anesthesia is improperly applied, and a training… More

Robotic High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Manipulator System for Critical Systems for Trauma and Transport (CSTAT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: BRIGHAM & WOMEN'S HOSPITAL
Principal Investigator: John Hu, Director, Medical Robots & Systems
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: Kullervo Hynynen
Abstract:
In this project, Energid Technologies and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) will develop a telerobotic High Frequency Ultrasound (HIFU) system. HIFU is a non-invasive technique for applying therapy within a patient's body without affecting the interveni

Tactical Air Controller Wargame

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Brian O'Flynn, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $749,049.00
Abstract:
Energid proposes to create a new type of Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) training system. The system will include a battlefield simulation, multiple intelligent agents, intelligent tutoring, voice recognition, dialog interpretation, discourse context tracking, synthetic vision, and a… More

Advanced Robotic Detection of Chemical/Biological Agents, Toxic Industrial Gases, and IEDs for Force Health Protection.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: HARVARD UNIV.
Principal Investigator: John Hu
Award Amount: $99,954.00
RI Contact: Eric Mazur
Abstract:
The recent rise in asymmetric warfare and terrorism has brought about an increased threat from biological and chemical weapons. Their potential lethality and their indiscriminate nature make them natural choices for use as a terror weapon. Quick, reliable, and safe detection of these agents is… More

Smart Codec with Telesurgery Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Hu, Director, Med. Systems & Robotics
Award Amount: $69,990.00
Abstract:
Energid proposes a telesurgery codec designed for streaming video/images, audio and haptic data with low latency and rapid adaptation to network bandwidth changes. The telesurgery system codec must a) reliably operate over a wide range of bandwidths and network configurations, b) rapidly adapt to… More

Rapid Robot Design Validation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James English, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $598,662.00
Abstract:
Energid Technologies will create a comprehensive software infrastructure for rapid validation of robot designs. The software will support push-button validation through existing commercial design software, such as SolidWorks. After validation is invoked through the design-tool GUI, the robot… More

Human-Robot Manipulation for Complex Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: John Hu, Director,Medical Systems & Robotics
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
The use of improvised explosive devices on our forces has been increasing at an alarming rate. And though there has been significant technological progress to combat this threat, more needs to be done. One of the most effective ways to combat IEDs is with teleoperated robotic technology. Current… More

Smart Codec with Telesurgery Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Hu, Director of Medical Syste
Award Amount: $729,971.00
Abstract:
Advances in robotics, medical informatics, telecommunications, and telepresence have made telemedicine applications a reality. A subset of telemedicine, telesurgery, deals with performing remote surgical operations through high-fidelity telepresence. Telesurgery promises to provide highly… More

Regional Anesthesia Simulator for Training of Resident and Staff Pain Management Specialists

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: John Hu, Director Medical System a
Award Amount: $749,841.00
Abstract:
In this project, Energid will develop a regional anesthesia simulation and training system. Energid will create a natural, immersive virtual environment unlike any developed before, incorporating haptic, visual and auditory feedback. Anesthesiologists will use the untethered needle and syringe in… More

SBIR Phase I: Real-Time Roboting Grasping System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Ying H. Li, DPhil
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project will create a generic robotic grasping system. Generic grasping is among the most difficult of robotic problems. The universe of objects is unlimited, and it is very challenging to create an algorithm that enables grasping of… More

Robotic Mass Removal of Citrus Fruits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: James D. English, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Almost all citrus is harvested by hand. The resulting high cost in the U.S. is burden to growers and positions them at a disadvantage to overseas competitors with low labor costs. Automated methods are needed to ensure the long-term viability and prosperity of the U.S. citrus industry. Past attempts… More

SBIR Phase II: Real-Time Roboting Grasping System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Ying Li, DPhil
Award Amount: $508,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II research project will create an information-based robotic grasping framework to enable practical grasping of objects for any robotic manipulator and any robotic hand, or even multiple hands. Grasp algorithms are stored in an XML database… More

Lunar Excavator Validation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James English, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,941.00
Abstract:
Energid Technologies proposes to create a tool for simulation-based verification of lunar excavator designs. Energid will combine the best of 1) automatic control system generation from computer aided design (CAD) models, 2) rapid validation of complex mechanism designs, and 3) detailed simulation… More

Robotic Fiber Optic Connector Cleaner

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James English, CTO
Award Amount: $79,963.00
Abstract:
Energid Technologies proposes a robotic fiber optic cleaner that will perform better and faster than current methods. The cleaner will quickly remove contaminants from any number of termini in a MIL-STD-38999 style connector, using a small manipulative device to clean, algorithmically inspect, and… More

Robotic Door Opening

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James English, CTO
Award Amount: $69,964.00
Abstract:
Energid Technologies proposes to develop a remotely supervised robotic door-opening system that will work very effectively with many different mobile platforms and manipulators. To make the system, Energid will use its Actin software toolkit for coordinating motion of the mobile platform and… More

RF Enhancement Kit - REK for Friendly Fire Prevention

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Brian O, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $98,991.00
Abstract:
In this proposal we will address two areas where CAS can be greatly improved: friendly fire incidents and improved accuracy of Global Positioning System (GPS) guided munitions. Our system (RF Enhancement Kit - REK) will enable access to never before attainable data: real-time, positional and… More

Autonomous Airway Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Pablo Valdivia y Alvarado, Senior Robotics Engineer
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
In nearly all circumstances airway management is given highest priority in clinical care. Though endotracheal intubation (ETI) is a common procedure, it requires trained and skilled clinicians to perform the procedure safely and in a timely manner, making it an excellent candidate for a robotic… More

Robotic Vehicle Proxy Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James English, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Energid Technologies proposes the development of a digital simulation that can replace robotic vehicles in field studies. This proxy simulation will model the dynamics, terrain interaction, sensors, control, communications, and interfaces of the robotic vehicle with the goal of making field studies… More

Actively Compliant Parallel End-Effector Mechanism for Medical Interventions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Pablo V. Alvarado, Senior Robotic Systems Engineer
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Many robot assisted medical procedures involve direct contact of medical tools with a patient's body, posing a challenge in terms of accuracy and safety. In addition, the unpredictability of soft tissue movement and deformation during medical interventions makes execution of procedures through… More

Autonomous Airway Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Pablo Valdivia, Principal Engineer – (617) 401-7090
Award Amount: $729,999.00
Abstract:
Energid Technologies is developing an ultra-lightweight, portable, rugged, mechatronic device capable of performing autonomous and semi-autonomous (assistive) endotracheal intubation (ETI) on all patients, including those suffering from trauma. Energid"s device is a battery powered,… More

Robotic Mass Removal of Citrus Fruits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: James English, President
Award Amount: $400,000.00
Abstract:
Most citrus is harvested by hand. The resulting high cost in the U.S. is a burden to growers and positions them at a disadvantage to overseas competitors with low labor costs. Automated methods are needed to ensure the long-term viability and prosperity of the U.S. citrus industry. Energid… More

Robotic Vehicle Proxy Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: James English, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,968.00
Abstract:
Energid Technologies proposes the development of a digital simulation to replace robotic vehicles in field studies. It will model the dynamics, terrain interaction, sensors, control, communications, and interfaces of a robotic vehicle with the goal of supporting validation and training. The… More

Advanced Robot Training Interface

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: James English, CTO – (888) 547-4100
Award Amount: $149,996.00
Abstract:
Energid Technologies proposes a software architecture and supporting implementation focused on training robots. Currently, robot training for complex tasks often involves writing software, which is impractical in the field. To address this, Energid will leverage its commercial Actin robot control… More

Autonomy Safety Testing Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: James English, CTO – (888) 547-4100
Award Amount: $149,952.00
Abstract:
Energid Technologies proposes an alternative simulation concept for testing and validating convoy automation algorithms. Verifying large-vehicle automation completely, to the point of enabling fielding, is a big task. Due to the level of confidence needed--there must be no runaway large vehicles--it… More