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UNIVERSAL BILATERAL ROBOTIC CONTROLLER

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
12067
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12067
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Quanta, Inc.
2778 Hargrove Road, Suite 345 Smyrna, GA 30080
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: UNIVERSAL BILATERAL ROBOTIC CONTROLLER
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,500.00
 

Abstract:

TELEOPERATOR SYSTEMS ARE DISTINGUISHED FROM OTHER TYPES OF ROBOTIC SYSTEMS BY THE ACTIVE PARTICIPATION OF A HUMAN OPERATOR DURING SYSTEM FUNCTIONING. IN CASES WHERE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CAN ALLOW THE PARTIAL REMOVAL OF MAN FROM THE LOOP, IT IS STILL DESIRABLE TO HAVE A FULLY FUNCTIONAL HUMAN TELEOPERATOR BACK-UP SYSTEM. IN THIS WORK, WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP A UNIVERSAL BILATERAL ROBOTIC CONTROLLER FOR THE TELEOPERATION OF ROBOTIC MANIPULATORS. THIS SYSTEM IS COMPOSED OF THE FOLLOWING SUBSYSTEMS: BILATERAL MANUAL CONTROLLER (JOYSTICK), COMMUNICATIONS HARDWARE, AND MAPPING SOFTWARE. THE PHASE I STUDY IS TO IDENTIFY INNOVATIVE DESIGNS OF A COUNTERBALANCED, LIGHTWEIGHT, AND COMPACT JOYSTICK THAT PROVIDES FORCE FEEDBACK TO THE HUMAN OPERATOR. NEW MAPPING TECHNIQUES ARE TO BE INVESTIGATED TO PROVIDE THE OPERATOR WITH A TRANSPARENT INTERFACE. PHASE II AND III STUDIES ARE TO INCLUDE THE FABRICATION OF THE UNIVERSAL BILATERAL ROBOTIC CONTROLLER SYSTEM. THE SYSTEM IS TO BE TESTED USING SEVERAL COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE MANIPULATORS.

Principal Investigator:

Gary V. Mcmurray
Dir. Mech. & Robotics Div.
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Business Contact:

Gary v. mccurray
PRESIDENT
4049555811
Small Business Information at Submission:

Quanta, Inc.
2778 Hargrove Road, Suite 345 Smyrna, GA 30080

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