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Company Information:

Company Name: MOBILE INTELLIGENCE CORP.
City: Livonia
State: MI
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (734) 367-0430

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $767,598.00 9
SBIR Phase II $2,576,078.00 4
STTR Phase I $99,977.00 1

Award List:

Voice and Graphical Command and Control for Mobile Robots

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Douglas Mackenzie
Award Amount: $98,699.00
Abstract:
Typically, operator interaction with mobile robots has been via standard mouse and keyboard entry using computer workstations. While this suffices for laboratory experiments, it is unmanageable for field deployment of robotics. This is especially true when the operator, and thus the operator… More

A Distributed Adaptive Control System Based on Composable Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Douglass Mackenzie
Award Amount: $98,900.00

A Distributed Adaptive Control System Based on Composable Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Douglass Mackenzie
Award Amount: $736,706.00

Multi-Asset Mission Planner and Controller

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Douglas C. MacKenzie, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This project will develop a multi-asset Mission Planner and Controller (MPC). The MPC will decompose tasks into actions applicable to its available assets based on their platform models. The actions will be assigned to specific platforms, both manned and unmanned, in such a way as to minimize the… More

An Autonomous Control Package for UGVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Douglas C. MacKenzie, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose building a bolt-on controller for teleoperated robots that provides autonomous operations in collaboration with the human operator. This will include a "follow that" capability where the robot will follow the operator or vehicle at a distance using vision, and a "go there" capability… More

A JAUS-Compliant Self-Contained Autonomous Control Unit for UGVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Douglas C. MacKenzie, President
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
We propose building an open architecture, JAUS-compliant, bolt-on controller for unmanned ground robots that provides autonomous operations in collaboration with the human operator. This will be delivered in two ways: First, as a "black box" that can be mounted on any JAUS-compliant platform and… More

Affect-Influenced Control of Unmanned Vehicle Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Douglas C. MacKenzie, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose applying recent research in cognitive models of affective behavior to create a system able to modulate the actions of unmanned vehicles in both gross and subtle ways. Using the new interface, instead of simply specifying controller parameters or cost functions, the operators will adjust… More

Hand-Held Multi-Sensor Capture, Data Fusion and 3D Imagery System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Douglas C. MacKenzie, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
It has long been a maintenance and modernization problem with the time, man-power and resources required to fix and upgrade ships in the fleet. Prior to submarines entering the depot, extensive engineering and production planning is required to verify the current state of existing equipment and… More

Autonomous Target Engagement for Multiple Remote Weapon Stations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Douglas C. MacKenzie, President
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
This project will address critical Army technology shortcomings related to the use of semi autonomous and autonomous weapons platforms under development for the Future Force. Phase I will address "colloborative processes" for autonomous acquisition, track and engagement of targets by integration of… More

Semi-Autonomous Control of Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Douglas C. MacKenzie, President
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
Teleoperating a ground robot is very difficult. Humans leverage substantial proprioceptive cues to estimate safe travel speeds and compensate for motion jitter in their visual cortex. To address this problem, MIC proposes develop a semi-autonomy system able to lead or follow the operator. The… More

Semi-Autonomous Control of Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Douglas MacKenzie, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $383,656.00
Abstract:
Mobile Intelligence is building an open architecture hardware and software system that supports semi-autonomous control of ground robots using monocular vision. It will be open architecture, follow the JAUS/AS-4 standard, and be suitable for mounting on small robots, such as the Talon or PackBot. It… More

High Speed Teleoperation with Variable Latency

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Douglas MacKenzie, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Teleoperation of high speed ground robots is very difficult. People use an enormous amount of proprioceptive cues to estimate safe travel speeds and compensate for motion jitter in their visual cortex. Simply moving the controls off-board takes away those cues, and makes the task much harder. Worse,… More

Landmark Navigation for Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Wayne State University
Principal Investigator: Douglas MacKenzie, Chief Scientist – (734) 367-0430
Award Amount: $99,977.00
RI Contact: Gary W. PhD
Abstract:
Mobile Intelligence Corporation (MIC) and Wayne State University propose a virtual teleoperation and visual landmark navigation system for UGV teleoperation in buildings, tunnels and caves. The challenge is search and navigation in complex structures with sparse visual cues, high-latency… More

High Speed Teleoperation with Variable Latency

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Douglas MacKenzie, President – (734) 367-0430
Award Amount: $725,716.00
Abstract:
Teleoperation of high speed ground robots is very difficult. People use an enormous amount of proprioceptive cues to estimate safe travel speeds and compensate for motion jitter. Simply moving the controls off-board takes away those cues, and makes the task much harder. Worse, the reality of radio… More