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Aladdin: Semi-Autonomous Module for Robotic Door Opening

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
92076
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A083-203-0398
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Honeybee Robotics
460 West 34th Street New York, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Aladdin: Semi-Autonomous Module for Robotic Door Opening
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-09-C-0315
Award Amount: $69,993.00
 

Abstract:

Honeybee Robotics and iRobot propose to develop technologies that will enable small UGVs to open doors semi-autonomously. These technologies will be integrated in a modular Aladdin Payload that can be retrofitted onto existing general-purpose robots with manipulator arms without extensive hardware modifications. In Phase I of the Aladdin Project, we will perform experiments using a PackBot EOD and a compliant gripper to evaluate the feasibility of our door-opening end-effector and develop a proof-of-concept implementation of semi-autonomous door-opening using a click-to-grip operator interface. In Phase II, we will develop a fully-operational, fully-integrated Aladdin Payload enabling a PackBot EOD to quickly move through an indoor environment containing closed doors under semi-autonomous control. Because our system leverages existing hardware, sensors, and controls approaches, demonstration of a robust, cost effective, modular door-opening system by the end of Phase II will be possible, a critical step in the development of a system that can be adapted to UGVs in general.

Principal Investigator:

Jack Wilson
Project Engineer
6464597816
Wilson@HoneybeeRobotics.com

Business Contact:

Chris Chapman
President
6464597802
chapman@honeybeerobotics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

HONEYBEE ROBOTI
460 West 34th Street New York, NY 10001

EIN/Tax ID: 880193033
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No