Enhanced Manipulator Control Through 3D Visualization & Autonomy

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N66001-07-M-1078
Agency Tracking Number: O063-UM3-4054
Amount: $99,335.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD06-UM3
Solicitation Number: 2006.3
Small Business Information
1946 South 1600 West, Young Ward, UT, 84339
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Matthew Berkemeier
 Senior Research Scientist
 (435) 755-2980
Business Contact
 Christopher Brown
Title: Business Development Manager
Phone: (435) 755-2980
Email: chris.brown@autonomoussolutions.com
Research Institution
Autonomous Solutions proposes to increase the speed, accuracy, and overall effectiveness of currently fielded EOD robotic manipulators through 3D visualization and arm automation. ASI will integrate a 3D Flash Ladar camera onto an EOD robotic platform to enable the creation of a 3D model of the object of interest at the user interface. ASI will also implement autonomous arm control which will enable the user to specify an arm path without having to actuate individual joints. The ultimate goal is to enable point-and-click functionality for remotely picking up and handling objects using existing manipulators.

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