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A VISION-AUGMENTED CONTROL SYSTEM FOR ROBOTIC MANIPULATORS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7004
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7004
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Expert-ease Systems
1301 Shoreway Rd #420 Belmont, CA 94002
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: A VISION-AUGMENTED CONTROL SYSTEM FOR ROBOTIC MANIPULATORS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,918.00
 

Abstract:

THE DEVELOPMENT OF A VISION-AUGMENTED CONTROL SYSTEM FOR ROBOTIC MANIPULATORS IS PLANNED. THE SYSTEM EMPLOYS A NOVELSTRUCTURE, WHICH PLACES THE VISION SYSTEM CAMERA ON ITS OWN MANIPULATOR ARM, ALLOWING THE CAMERA TO SEEK POSITIONS OF OPTIMAL VISIBILITY FOR CONTROL OF COARSE-TO-INTERMEDIATE MANIPULATOR MOVEMENTS. FURTHERMORE, IT PERMITS THE CAMERA TO USE MULTIPLE VIEWS FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES TO GAIN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. ROBUSTNESS IS ADDED TO THE SYSTEM BY INCLUDING PRIOR KNOWLEDGE, SUCH AS ELECTRONIC BLUEPRINTS,OF THE ENVIRONMENT WITHIN WHICH THE MANIPULATOR ARMS OPERATE. THE VISION SYSTEM THUS SERVES AS A DRIVER FOR THE DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING ALGORITHMS THAT PROVIDE SPATIAL PLANNINGAND CONTROL OF THE ROBOT MANIPULATOR ARMS.

Principal Investigator:

Mr steve engle
4155933200

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Expert-ease Systems Inc
1301 Shoreway Rd Belmont, CA 94002

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