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Multipurpose Automated Steward (MAS): A Versatile System for Autonomous…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-123-1105
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N092-123
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Small Business Information
ProtoInnovations, LLC
5453 Albemarle Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1132
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Multipurpose Automated Steward (MAS): A Versatile System for Autonomous Shipboard Cleaning
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00024-11-C-4137
Award Amount: $399,315.00
 

Abstract:

ProtoInnovations is developing a reliable, capable, and manufacturable autonomous shipboard cleaning system to unburden ship crews from the most laborious daily cleaning tasks. Our system, known as the Modular Automated Steward (MAS), features: Versatility to work in any shipboard environment thanks to its suite of cleaning implements. Our MAS design allows for quick change-out of individual cleaning tools or utility modules that contain multiple cleaning tools. Modularity to be quickly disassembled and easily hand-carried up ladders or through tight passageways to deliver at the next job. Maintainability and manufacturability through elegantly simple chassis, drivetrain, and power design. Intelligence to work reliably and effectively alongside busy crews, through complex spaces, and in real-world environments. Unlike other autonomous vehicles, MAS is designed to work alongside personnel in the same room. It doesn"t wander through the ship, haphazardly avoiding objects. Rather, MAS automatically cleans around active work areas without direct oversight, prioritizing less-traveled areas first and requesting access from personnel if necessary. It will reliably maintain safe standoff distances from personnel and equipment at all times and across lighting conditions.

Principal Investigator:

Dimi Apostolopoulos
Member&Chief Scientist
(412) 916-8807
da1v@protoinnovations.com

Business Contact:

Dimi Apostolopoulos
Member&Chief Scientist
(412) 916-8807
da1v@protoinnovations.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ProtoInnovations, LLC
5453 Albemarle Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1132

EIN/Tax ID: 251912230
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No