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Over the Top Citrus Harvesting Equipment for Fresh Markets in High Density…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2012-00032
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.13
Solicitation Number:
USDA-NIFA-SBIR-003497
Small Business Information
Geo-Spider, Inc
4406 NW 77 Terrace Gainesville, FL 32606-0000
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Over the Top Citrus Harvesting Equipment for Fresh Markets in High Density Groves
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2012-00032
Award Amount: $99,023.00
 

Abstract:

Phase I of this project will seek to establish feasibility of the selective harvesting system for high density grove through scaled prototype testing. Our focus will be on developing a new end effector concept with an integrated hyper-redundant forearm, along with an integrated fruit detection sensory suite. This system will be integrated and tested using our most advanced image processing and visual servo control algorithms, along with our newly developed macro-positioning manipulator. Phase I prototype testing of the sub-system will be carried out using the University of Florida citrus harvesting test-bed.

Principal Investigator:

Siddhartha Mehta
352-338-7592
geospider2011@gmail.com

Business Contact:

Lee C. Jones
President/CEO
772-597-3305
leecjones@me.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Geo_Spider, Inc
4406 NW 77 Terrace Gainesville, FL 32606-0000

EIN/Tax ID: 830397203
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No