Hands-Free and Heads-Up Control of Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-11-C-0057
Agency Tracking Number: A102-142-0923
Amount: $69,980.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-142
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
23715 Mercantile Rd., Suite 100, Beachwood, OH, 44122
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Chris Blanco
 Project Manager
 (216) 765-8875
Business Contact
 Jim Harris
Title: President & Ceo
Phone: (216) 765-8875
Email: jimharris@tamrd.com
Research Institution
Think-A-Move (TAM) will develop a heads-up, hands-free speech command control system for UGVs. Also, TAM, in conjunction with Autonomous Solutions, will develop and implement appropriate autonomous behaviors and video servoing capabilities. And, TAM will develop a plan to review the human-factors of different COTS video display systems. This proposal addresses two critical challenges of current Unmanned Ground Vehicle Operator Control Units: Reduced Operator Situational Awareness because of the need to focus on the display screen, and that with current systems, the Operator does not contribute to the firing power of an Infantry Squad when operating a UGV because UGV operations require two hands.

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