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Improved Tele-Control for Manipulator Equipped Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
97763
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A093-186-0115
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 09-186
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Autonomous Solutions, Inc.
990 North 8000 West Petersboro, UT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Improved Tele-Control for Manipulator Equipped Unmanned Ground Vehicles
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-10-C-0211
Award Amount: $69,889.00
 

Abstract:

Under the Phase I program, ASI will examine the available technologies for improving manipulation, create preliminary designs of how to integrate these technologies on current platforms (the Talon and Packbot), and simulate the effects of improved dynamic modeling and sensor feedback on manipulator performance. The deliverables for Phase I will thus be: f?> Preliminary design of retrofit packages for the Talon and Packbot including: o Improved joint angle encoders o Force and torque sensors o Stereovision camera o MEMS IMU o Computing resources o Add-on improved gripper f?> HRI tests using 3D visualization with a stereo display to document improvements resulting from enhanced depth perception f?> A simulation of manipulation control using a dynamic model of the MTRS Packbot

Principal Investigator:

Matt Berkemeier
Robotics Research Scientist
4357552980
mattb@autonomoussolutions.com

Business Contact:

Chris Brown
Business Development Manager
4357552980
sue@novasensors.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Autonomous Solutions, Inc.
990 North 8000 West Petersboro, UT 84325

EIN/Tax ID: 870662067
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No