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Company Information:

Name: Western Robotics Co
Address: 8840 Eagle Road
Willoughby, OH 44094-9325
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (440) 256-2004

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $378,680.00 4
SBIR Phase II $500,000.00 1

Award List:

SBIR Phase I: A Force Responsive Robotic Manipulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Steven Somes
Award Amount: $78,680.00

SBIR Phase I: Robotic Surface Finishing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Steven Somes
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a new robot architecture targeting fine-fidelity, force dependent tasks. The project will use an innovative 2 degree-of-freedom manipulator with lightweight construction and smooth, low friction joints. The control system follows… More

SBIR Phase I: Process Control for Robotic Surface Finishing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Steven D. Somes, Mr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project explores the innovation of a robot that, like biological creatures, operates by applying and sensing contact forces. Today's position-controlled robots have limited applicability to many manufacturing tasks, especially those related to material… More

SBIR Phase II: Robotic Material Removal System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Steven D. Somes, MS
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II research project explores the innovation of a robot that, like biological creatures, operates by applying and sensing contact forces. Today's position-controlled robots have limited applicability to many manufacturing tasks, especially those… More

SBIR Phase I: Integrated Inspection for Precision Surface Finishing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Steven D. Somes, MS
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will investigate automated inspection and finishing of variable, free-form parts. In turbine blade manufacture, part geometry and finishing work requirements vary part-to-part, so blades must be visually inspected and shaped and polished by… More