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Modular Intelligent Manipulation system with Intuitive Control (MIMIC)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4383
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-186
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
RE2, Inc.
4925 Harrison Street Pittsburgh, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Modular Intelligent Manipulation system with Intuitive Control (MIMIC)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-11-C-0204
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 arm will mimic the operators arm/hand movements. As resistance is experienced at the end-effector, the operator will feel that resistance on his own hand. MIMCs intuitive control system coupled with our innovative dexterous end-effector solutions will enable more advanced teleoperation capabilities such as using common hand tools, removing batteries, or cutting wires. The comprehensive approach that is presented for MIMIC is well-suited for integration onto next-generation robotic systems. Additionally, the modularity and interoperability of MIMIC allow it to be integrated onto currently fielded UGVs as an upgrade kit, providing a low-cost, improved teleoperation solution for the existing fleet of fielded UGVs.

Principal Investigator:

Doug Peters
VP Operations
(412) 681-6382
doug.peters@resquared.com

Business Contact:

Jorgen Pedersen
President and CEO
(412) 681-6382
jorgen.pedersen@resquared.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

RE2, Inc.
4925 Harrison Street Pittsburgh, PA -

EIN/Tax ID: 251897581
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No