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Highly Dexterous Manipulation System (HDMS)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4741
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-052
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
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: 2012
Title: Highly Dexterous Manipulation System (HDMS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-11-C-0179
Award Amount: $729,852.00
 

Abstract:

The purpose of this project is to integrate RE2s innovative dexterous and heavy-lift manipulation technologies with novel materials and leading-edge actuation technology to provide a Highly Dexterous Manipulation System (HDMS) with 1) the strength to lift a 120-pound 155mm shell, 2) the agility to perform delicate maneuvers such as removing a blasting cap from C4, 3) a form factor and total weight to allow HDMS to be employed on small robots, and 4) a low-cost solution to the military and other small robot users. The overall objective of HDMS is to provide a manipulation system for the next generation of small Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) with the equivalent capability and reach of a 95% percentile military male. The direct benefit to the warfighter is significantly increased performance and capability over currently fielded manipulators for both teleoperated and semi-autonomous use on small UGVs. These manipulation improvements directly correlate to a reduction in time-on-target and overall mission time, resulting in increased safety of all mission personnel.

Principal Investigator:

Patrick Rowe
Vice President
(412) 681-6382
patrick.rowe@resquared.com

Business Contact:

Jorgen Pedersen
President
(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