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AI/ROBOTICS HAS RECENTLY BECOME AN EXTREMELY ACTIVE AREA FOR RESEARCH AND…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
853
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
853
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Odetics Inc.
1515 S Manchester Ave Anaheim, CA 92802
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: AI/ROBOTICS HAS RECENTLY BECOME AN EXTREMELY ACTIVE AREA FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT THROUGHOUT DOD AND, SPECIFICALLY, WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF ARMY.
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

AI/ROBOTICS HAS RECENTLY BECOME AN EXTREMELY ACTIVE AREA FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT THROUGHOUT DOD AND, SPECIFICALLY, WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF ARMY. OF THE FOUR PLANNED GENERAL AREAS THAT ARE TARGETED FOR DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY R&D (RECONNAISSANCE/ SURVEILLANCE, MATERIAL HANDLING, BATTLEFIELD AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE). TRADOC AND DARCOM HAVE PLACED A HIGH PRIORITY ON THE MISSION AREA ENTITLED COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON NEAR-TERM MATERIAL HANDLING APPLICATIONS. SINCE A MAJORITY OF THESE APPLICATIONS INVOLVE A DYNAMIC FIELD SITUATION RATHER THAN A FIXED OR STATIC MANUFACTURING ENVIRONMENT. HEL HAS RECOGNIZED THE TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT FOR A "HIGH PAYLOAD-TO-WEIGHT MANIPULATOR STRUCTURE" FOR SUCH HIGHLY MOBILE, MATERIAL HANDLING APPLICATIONS IN THE FIELD. AS OF THIS DATE, MANIPULATOR DEVELOPMENT HAS MAINLY CONCENTRATED ON THE DESIGN OF SPECIALIZED AND EFFECTORS, SENSOR INTEGRATION AND SOFTWARE CONTROL USING OFF-THE-SHELF, EXTREMELY HEAVY MANIPULATOR STRUCTURES AND LARGE, BULKY COMPUTER HARDWARE WHICH HAS BEEN DESIGNED PRIMARILY FOR INDUSTRIAL ROBOTIC APPLICATIONS. THESE INDUSTRIAL MANIPULATOR STRUCTURES WERE TYPICALLY DESIGNED TO LIFT A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF THEIR OWN WEIGHT. THIS PROPOSAL IS TO PERFORM A SIX-MONTH ANALYSIS AND PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF A "HIGH PAYLOAD-TO-WEIGHT MANIPULATOR STRUCTURE" THAT WILL BE CAPABLE OF LIFTING AND MANEUVERING A LOAD EXCEEDING ITS OWN WEIGHT.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen j. bartholet
7147745000

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Odetics Inc.
1380 S. Anaheim Blvd. Anaheim, CA 92805

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