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HUMAN-MACHINE INTERFACE IN INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
2353
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2353
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Epic Sales, Inc. Dba Epic Systems
10503 Forest Lane, Suite 140 Dallas, TX 75243
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: HUMAN-MACHINE INTERFACE IN INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS IS A PROPOSAL TO CONDUCT A HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING INVESTIGATION OF HUMAN-ROBOT INTERFACES IN INDUSTRY, TO DESCRIBE COMPREHENSIVELY AND GENERICALLY WHAT ROBOT OPERATORS AND MAINTAINERS DO ON THE FACTORY FLOOR, AND THROUGH ANALYSIS TO UNCOVER PROBLEMS IN INTERFACE DESIGN INVOLVING BOTH PHYSICAL EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE. INFORMATION WILL BE SOUGHT THROUGH CORRESPONDENCE, DOCUMENTATION, VISITS, AND INTERVIEWS FROM AS MANY AS EIGHTEEN AMERICAN AND TWO JAPANESE ROBOT MANUFACTURERS. IF THE PHASE I INQUIRY DEMONSTRATES THAT MORE HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING IS NEEDED IN INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS, A PHASE II WILL BE PROPOSED TO VERIFY PROBLEMS EMPIRICALLY IN ROBOT USER PLANTS AND DEVELOP SOLUTIONS TO BE INCORPORATED IN A HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING GUIDE FOR ROBOTICS.

Principal Investigator:

Henry M Parsons
7035484500

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Essex Corp.
333 N Fairfax St Alexandria, VA 22314

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