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Mission Language Translator (MLT)

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 09-204
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Small Business Information
Charles River Analytics Inc.
625 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA 02138-4555
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Mission Language Translator (MLT)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-10-C-0214
Award Amount: $69,930.00


Unmanned robotic systems are a vital component of todayf?Ts military operations. They are useful for reconnaissance, security, logistics, and support, including very high risk operations. Military Commanders and their staffs need to be able to control these system in the field based on dynamic mission needs, but they do not have the necessary skills to program robots in their native control languages, which are better suited for computer scientists and roboticists. Military Commanders and their staffs should be able to specify high-level, autonomous missions for such unmanned systems using familiar military conventions, such as Commanderf?Ts intent, mission objectives, maps with icons and tactical graphics, and other high-level task specifications. We propose to design and demonstrate the feasibility of the Mission Language Translator (MLT), a system that gives Commanders and command staffs the capability to control robotic systems by specifying missions and Commanderf?Ts intent in a natural and intuitive manner and that translates such high-level mission plans into low-level robotic commands for autonomous mission execution.

Principal Investigator:

Peter Weyhrauch
Senior Scientist

Business Contact:

Ninos Hanna
Contract Specialist
Small Business Information at Submission:

Charles River Analytics Inc.
625 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA 02138

EIN/Tax ID: 042803764
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No