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Company Information:

Company Name: RE2, Inc.
City: Pittsburgh
State: PA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (412) 681-6382

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,166,227.00 13
SBIR Phase II $7,977,832.00 10

Award List:

Small Robot Infrastructure Toolkit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jorgen Pedersen, President & CEO
Award Amount: $68,235.00
Abstract:
Military and Law Enforcement groups are increasingly relying on small robotic Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) to perform a number of tasks. Many currently fielded UGVs per-form admirably on the narrow set of tasks they were designed for, but are generally unsuitable for tasks that vary too widely… More

Small Robot Infrastructure Toolkit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jorgen Pedersen, President & CEO
Award Amount: $729,761.00
Abstract:
Military and Law Enforcement groups are increasingly relying on small robotic Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) to perform a number of tasks. Many currently fielded UGVs perform admirably on the narrow set of tasks for which they were designed, but are generally unsuitable for tasks that vary too… More

Highly-Maneuverable, High-Speed Inspection Vehicle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jorgen Pedersen, President & CEO
Award Amount: $69,983.00
Abstract:
Military and Law Enforcement groups are increasingly relying on small Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) to perform life-threatening tasks ranging from under car inspection to Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD). Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are becoming more prevalent in Iraq and Afghanistan. … More

Robotic Nursing Assistant (RNA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jorgen Pedersen, President & CEO
Award Amount: $69,959.00
Abstract:
Hospitals are currently facing significant staffing crises, especially a shortage of immediate care personnel such as nurses. As a result of this shortage, the number of work-related injuries continues to increase primarily due to more shifts, mandatory overtime, and the aging nursing population. … More

Dexterous Manipulation System for Small Robots

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jorgen Pedersen, President & CEO
Award Amount: $99,958.00
Abstract:
Currently fielded EOD robots lack the feedback, situational awareness, dexterity, and intuitive control schemes necessary to perform operations requiring high precision. Designing a better manipulator arm will only solve part of the problem; a full solution requires better feedback and control in… More

Highly-Maneuverable, High-Speed Inspection Vehicle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jorgen Pedersen, President & CEO
Award Amount: $729,679.00
Abstract:
Military and Civilian groups are increasingly relying on small UGVs to perform life-threatening tasks ranging from under car inspection to EOD. Currently fielded small robots are typically suited for only a few mission profiles. Our High-Speed Inspection Robot (HSIR) design, validated in Phase I… More

An Advanced Risk-Based Route Planning System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Patrick Rowe, VP of Research and Development
Award Amount: $99,966.00
Abstract:
Typical route planning systems only take a few factors into account when planning an optimal path, namely the overall length of the path and the type of road in order to find the shortest traversal time. This proposal intends to augment existing known path and route planning algorithms - taking… More

Robotic Nursing Assistant (RNA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jorgen Pedersen, President & CEO
Award Amount: $729,996.00
Abstract:
Hospitals are currently facing significant staffing crises, especially a shortage of immediate care personnel such as nurses. As a result of this shortage, the number of work-related injuries continues to increase primarily due to more work shifts, mandatory overtime, the increasing patient weight,… More

Dexterous Manipulation System for Small Robots

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jorgen Pedersen, President & CEO
Award Amount: $450,192.00
Abstract:
RE2 is proposing to build a Dexterous Manipulation System payload that will directly address the inability of most small ground robots to perform fine and/or complex manipulation tasks. The DMS payload combines a highly maneuverable manipulator arm with advanced feedback and intuitive software… More

An Advanced Path-Planner for Militarily Relevant Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Patrick Rowe, VP of Research and Development
Award Amount: $98,893.00
Abstract:
A path planner is an integral part of any unmanned vehicle that is intended to autonomously navigate to a desired goal location. Although a great deal of research has been done in the field of path planning, there are still unsolved issues that require additional work. This project proposes several… More

Robotic Door-opening Kit (RDK)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jorgen Pedersen, President & CEO
Award Amount: $69,950.00
Abstract:
Military and Law Enforcement groups are increasingly relying on unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to perform life-threatening tasks such as urban reconnaissance operations in and around buildings and other structures. The seemingly simply task of having the UGV open doors and entering rooms is a… More

A 6-DOF Motion Test Apparatus (MTA) for Characterizing the Dynamic Properties of Micro Air Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Patrick Rowe, VP, Research and Development
Award Amount: $99,723.00
Abstract:
The challenges in the operations of small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) and micro air vehicles (MAVs) in terms of required agility and benign flying qualities require a superior understanding of their basic flight mechanics and vehicle dynamics. Flight test data for MAVs are sparse, and wind… More

Highly Dexterous Manipulation System (HDMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jorgen Pedersen, President & CEO
Award Amount: $69,817.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to integrate RE2's innovative dexterous and heavy-lift manipulation technologies with novel materials and leading-edge actuation technology to provide a Highly Dexterous Manipulation System (HDMS) with 1) the strength to lift a 120-pound 155mm shell, 2) the agility to… More

Robotic Door-opening Kit (RDK)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Jorgen Pedersen, President&CEO – (412) 681-6382
Award Amount: $723,118.00
Abstract:
Military and Law Enforcement groups are increasingly relying on unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to perform life-threatening tasks such as urban reconnaissance operations in and around buildings and other structures. The seemingly simply task of having the UGV open doors and entering rooms is a… More

Modular Intelligent Manipulation system with Intuitive Control (MIMIC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Patrick Rowe, VP, Research and Development
Award Amount: $119,975.00
Abstract:
This proposal presents the design for a Modular Intelligent Manipulation system with Intuitive Control (MIMIC) which significantly increases the effectiveness of robotic manipulators by giving the operator of a robotic arm the sensation that it is his or her arm actually manipulating an object. As… More

Semi-Autonomous Manipulator System (SMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Patrick Rowe, VP, Research & Development
Award Amount: $69,804.00
Abstract:
Current manipulator technologies on robotic platforms are still rather primitive in terms of their control and sensing. Operators are required to control each individual joint, usually just one at a time, in an open-loop manner, resulting in a slow and tedious process to position the end-effector.… More

Tangential Rotary-impact Tool (TRT) for MTRS robots

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jorgen Pedersen, President & CEO
Award Amount: $79,973.00
Abstract:
As currently-fielded robots and bomb-disposal personnel become more adept at detecting, inspecting, and disabling conventional Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), the enemy has begun to adopt tactics of both disguising and limiting access to the explosive device or detonation mechanism. A popular… More

Modular Intelligent Manipulation system with Intuitive Control (MIMIC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Doug Peters, VP Operations – (412) 681-6382
Award Amount: $1,222,743.00
Abstract:
The Modular Intelligent Manipulation system with Intuitive Control (MIMIC) will significantly increases the effectiveness of robotic manipulators by giving the operator of a robotic arm the sensation that it is his or her arm actually manipulating an object. As the operator moves his hand, the robot… More

A 6-DOF Motion Test Apparatus (MTA) for Characterizing the Dynamic Properties of Micro Air Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Patrick Rowe, VP, R&D – (412) 681-6382
Award Amount: $499,689.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The challenges in the operations of small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) and micro air vehicles (MAVs) in terms of required agility and benign flying qualities require a superior understanding of their basic flight mechanics and vehicle dynamics. Flight test data for MAVs are sparse,… More

Highly Dexterous Manipulation System (HDMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Patrick Rowe, Vice President – (412) 681-6382
Award Amount: $729,852.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to integrate RE2s innovative dexterous and heavy-lift manipulation technologies with novel materials and leading-edge actuation technology to provide a Highly Dexterous Manipulation System (HDMS) with 1) the strength to lift a 120-pound 155mm shell, 2) the agility to… More

Tangential Rotary-impact Tool (TRT) for MTRS robots

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Douglas Peters, Vice President, Operation – (412) 681-6382
Award Amount: $743,405.00
Abstract:
Robotic systems have enabled U.S. Forces to respond and adapt to a rapidly changing battlespace in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the present conflict, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) have been used by the enemy to attack Allied soldiers, government leaders, local police, and civilians. As IED tactics… More

Dexterous Manipulation System for Small Robots

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jorgen Pedersen, President&CEO – (412) 681-6382
Award Amount: $1,419,397.00
Abstract:
RE2 will perform research into high-performance, cost-effective actuation and leverage its Phase II Dexterous Manipulation System (DMS), its Imitative Controller, and its newest Highly Dexterous Manipulation System (HDMS)to develop and demonstrate an advanced, cost-effective, dual-arm system for… More

Automated Aircraft Inlet Coating (A2IC) System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Michael Cozza, VP of Engineering – (412) 681-6382
Award Amount: $149,991.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: RE2, Inc. proposes a novel design, based on several mature technologies, for an Automated Air Inlet Coating (A2IC) system to recoat damaged or worn air inlets of performance aircraft. This innovative design will significantly reduce downtime between aircraft overhauls, reduce worker… More