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Teleoperation Of Robots Improvement System (TORIS)

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Robotic Research LLC
555 Quince Orchard Road Suite 300 Gaithersburg, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Teleoperation Of Robots Improvement System (TORIS)
Agency: DOD
Contract: W56HZV-12-C-0014
Award Amount: $727,212.00


Control of SUGVs in cluttered environments requires fine control of the platform to avoid obstacles, and align the platforms with doorways or stairways. On larger UGVs, speed is normally paramount for mission success, and communication delays can cause control instabilities that often result in overturned or damaged vehicles. The proposed system, Teleoperation of Robots Improvement System (TORIS), improves the teleoperators ability to control the vehicle in a three step process. First, TORIS predicts robot motion given the operators commands. Second, TORIS creates synthetic images to produce a video feed that looks as if the robot communication link had no delay and no reduced bandwidth. Finally, TORIS performs closed loop control on the robot platform to ensure that the robot follows the operators commands.

Principal Investigator:

Alberto Lacaze
(240) 631-0008

Business Contact:

Alberto Lacaze
(240) 631-0008
Small Business Information at Submission:

Robotic Research LLC
555 Quince Orchard Road Suite 300 Gaithersburg, MD -

EIN/Tax ID: 270030984
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No