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Aladdin: Semi-Autonomous Module for Robotic Door Opening

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4167
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-203
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
Honeybee Robotics
460 West 34th Street New York, NY 10001-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Aladdin: Semi-Autonomous Module for Robotic Door Opening
Agency: DOD
Contract: W56HZV-12-C-0384
Award Amount: $440,042.00
 

Abstract:

Honeybee Robotics and iRobot propose to develop technologies that will enable small UGVs to open doors semi-autonomously. These technologies will be integrated in a modular Aladdin Payload that can be retrofitted onto existing general-purpose robots with manipulator arms without extensive hardware modifications. In Phase I of the Aladdin Project, we demonstrated the feasibility of a door-opening end effector and proof-of-concept implementation of semi-autonomous door-opening using a click-to-grip operator interface. In Phase II, we will develop a fully-operational, fully-integrated Aladdin Payload enabling a PackBot EOD to quickly move through an indoor environment containing closed doors under semi-autonomous control. Because our system leverages existing hardware, sensors, and controls approaches, demonstration of a robust, cost effective, modular door-opening system by the end of Phase II will be possible, a critical step in the development of a system that can be adapted to UGVs in general.

Principal Investigator:

Jack Wilson
Systems Engineer
(646) 459-7816
wilson@honeybeerobotics.com

Business Contact:

Chris Chapman
President
(646) 459-7802
chapman@honeybeerobotics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Honeybee Robotics
460 West 34th Street New York, NY -

EIN/Tax ID: 880193033
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No