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SBC: OTHER LAB, INC. Topic: NSF13599
A critical aspect of exoskeleton control that has to date introduced a performance limitation is the ability of the exoskeleton to recognize the intent of the operator so it can apply assistance to their desired motion. This intent recognition effort is typically solved using ad-hoc methods where subject matter experts make design decisions and tune transitions to identify intended maneuvers as re ...STTR Phase II 2016 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
SBC: HVMN Inc. Topic: SOCOM17C001
In the setting of altitude-induced hypoxia, operator cognitive capacity degrades and can compromise both individual and team performance. This degradation is linked to falling brain energy (ATP) levels and an increased reliance on anaerobic energy production from glucose. Ketone bodies are the evolutionary alternative substrate to glucose for brain metabolic requirements; previous studies have sho ...STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
Hybrid DNN-based Transfer Learning and CNN-based Supervised Learning for Object Recognition in Multi-modal Infrared ImagerySBC: TOYON RESEARCH CORPORATION Topic: 1
On this effort Toyon Research Corp. and The Pennsylvania State University are developing deep learning-based algorithms for object recognition and new class discovery in look-down infrared (IR) imagery. Our approach involves the development of a hybrid classifier that exploits both transfer learning and semi-supervised paradigms in order to maintain good generalization accuracy, especially when li ...STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Liquid-cooled actuation to achieve greater degrees of freedom and range of motion in untethered exoskeletonsSBC: APPTRONIK INC Topic: H6018135
Apptronik Systems Inc., in cooperation with the University of Texas Human Centered Robotics Lab (HCRL) and Huston-Tillotson University Robotics Lab (a historically black college and university HBCU), endeavor to advance the movement capabilities and modularity of the exoskeleton being developed under contract #H92222-17-C-0050. The primary goal of this program is to optimize the range of movement ...STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
SBC: APPTRONIK INC Topic: H601
Apptronik Systems in cooperation with the University of Texass Human Centered Robotics Lab (HCRL), Carnegie Mellon Universitys Robotics Institute and Italys National Research Institute (CNR), will collaborate to develop a new type of exoskeleton that is founded upon Apptroniks Visco-Elastic Liquid Cooled Actuator (VLCA). The fundamental goal of this program is the development of a powered exoskel ...STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
SBC: POLARIS SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES INC Topic: SOCOM18A001
The objective of this proposal is to develop instrumentation and algorithms for acquiring facial features for facial recognition in low- and no-light conditions.We will use cross-spectrum matching by exploiting infrared polarimetric imagery which tends to show features that match more closely visible imagery than conventional infrared.In addition to thermal infrared, we will also test subjects in ...STTR Phase I 2018 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
SBC: APPTRONIK INC Topic: H601
This is an Addendum to previously submitted proposal that includes the addition of a powered upper body portion of an exoskeleton. In this addendum we propose the additional requirements of researching, fabricating and integrating a powered upper body to the previously outlined lower body. These two systems together will comprise the entire exoskeleton proposed by the contractor. Through this ...STTR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command