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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,980.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W56HZV-11-C-0057
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-142-0923
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10-142
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Think-A-Move
23715 Mercantile Rd., Suite 100, Beachwood, OH, 44122
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Chris Blanco
Project Manager
(216) 765-8875
cblanco@tamrd.com
Business Contact:
Jim Harris
President & Ceo
(216) 765-8875
jimharris@tamrd.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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