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Collaborative and Shared Control of Unmanned Vehicle Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
83094
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O063-UM6-4180
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Robotic Research LLC
555 Quince Orchard Road Suite 300 Gaithersburg, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Collaborative and Shared Control of Unmanned Vehicle Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N00014-07-M-0278
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Technologies for Human-Robotic Interactions (HRI) currently are not designed for, and do not adequately support, dynamic teaming and Command & Control (C2) interaction paradigms in distributed, manned-unmanned teaming environments to a degree routinely exhibited by well-trained and experienced manned-manned operations or by highly autonomous hierarchical intelligent control systems. Interaction protocols do exist for highly trained collaborative teams or cooperative co-habitants in a purely manned environment. Interaction protocols also exist for highly autonomous systems employing a hierarchical intelligent control architecture capable of integrating distributed autonomy. However, the equivalent interaction protocols are not well defined and matured for human-robotic (manned-unmanned) for the collaborative teams and cooperative co-habitants cases. Our over-arching objectivefor this SBIR effort is to use our team's expertise in human system integration and autonomous control to develop HRI protocols capable of achieving similar levels of integration between the manned-unmanned systems as currently exist between the manned-manned or unmanned-unmanned.

Principal Investigator:

Charles Shoemaker
Senior Program Manager
2406310008
cshoe@roboticresearch.com

Business Contact:

Alberto Lacaze
President
2406310008
lacaze@roboticresearch.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ROBOTIC RESEARCH LLC
814 W. Diamond Ave. Suite 301 Gaithersburg, MD 20878

EIN/Tax ID: 270030984
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No