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A TASK-LEVEL PROGRAMMING PROCEDURE FOR ROBOTS

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
21687
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
21687
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Triangle Research and Development Corporation
PO Box 12696 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-0269
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: A TASK-LEVEL PROGRAMMING PROCEDURE FOR ROBOTS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

DIFFICULTIES IN PROGRAMMING AUTONOMOUS ROBOTS CONTINUE TO IMPEDE WIDESPREAD APPLICATIO OF AUTOMATION. HIGH LEVEL PROGRAMMING CAPABILITY THAT PERMITS THE USER TO THINK IN TERMS OF THE COMPLETE TASK AS OPPOSED TO THE INDIVIDUAL MOVEMENTS REQUIRED OF THE ROBOT DOES NOT YET EXIST. IN RESPONSE TO THIS PROGRAMMING DIFFICULTY, A PROCEDURE IS BEING STUDIED THROUGH WHICH A ROBOT IS PROGRAMMED, IN A USER-FRIENDLY MANNER, AS THE OPERATOR OR PROGRAMMER PHYSICALLY DEMONSTRATES SEVERAL STRATEGIES FOR ACCOMPLISHING THE TASK. AFTER A SMALL NUMBER OF DEMONSTRATIONS, THE ROBOT CONTROLLER IS THEN CAPABLE OF PERFORMING THE TASK AUTONOMOUSLY, DRIVEN BY ITS UNIQUE, INTERNALLY DEVELOPED PROGRAM. IN ESSENCE, THE UPGRADE PATH FROM PURE TEACH PENDANT PROGRAMMING OR MASTER/SLAVE OPERATION OCCURS INVISIBLY TO THE USER AND DOES NOT REQUIRE A CONVENTIONAL PROGRAM TO BE WRITTEN BY THE USER FOR THE AUTONOMOUS SUBTASK.

Principal Investigator:

Donald R Myers
9197818148

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Triangle Research & Dev Corp.
Po Box 12696 Research Trngl Pk, NC 27709

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