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Dexterous All-Terrain Biped

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
77404
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-216-1291
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AMERICAN ANDROI
301 N. Harrison St., Suite 242 Princeton, NJ 08540 3512
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Dexterous All-Terrain Biped
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-07-C-0063
Award Amount: $69,957.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of the proposed project is to determine the feasibility and efficacy of using a two-legged, two-armed robot for inspection and EOD tasks. The project builds upon an agile two-legged platform currently under development for DARPA. The Tactical All-Terrain Biped (T/ATB) is intended to walk over arbitrary terrain using a real-time stereo vision system. The first prototype, a legs-only version, is undergoing initial testing. Follow-on versions will add two arms to enable crawling on steep terrain. The goal of the proposed Dexterous All-Terrain Biped (D/ATB) is to add high-degree-of-freedom hands, integrated locomotion and manipulation behaviors, and a unique operator interface to the ATB platform to achieve new levels of mobility, dexterity and adaptability in small military robots. Phase I involves designing the hands, developing one-hand and two-hand grasp behaviors, combining those behaviors with existing walk behaviors and testing the integrated system within a non-trivial simulation environment. Alternative power plants such as JP-8 fueled hybrid electric systems are explored as well. The Phase I Option includes building and testing a preliminary articulated hand and the development of a dual-mode manual/verbal operator interface for efficient task-based control. Construction of a full-scale prototype is planned for Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

David Handelman
President
6099244490
dhandelman@americanandroid.com

Business Contact:

David Handelman
President
6099244490
dhandelman@americanandroid.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AMERICAN ANDROID CORP.
301 N. Harrison St., Suite 242 Princeton, NJ 08540

EIN/Tax ID: 223681698
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No