Human-centered, Task-specific Visual Planning For Robotic Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 19716
Amount: $366,430.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Suite B-101, 1919 Green Road, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Mitchell
 (313) 668-2567
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Research Institution
The development of an Active-Vision, Task-Specific Planning system is proposed. This scheme is based on a human-centered approach to obtaining insight into task-specific vision control strategies using eye-tracking hardware. This idea is coupled with computer vision and artificial intelligence frameworks to produce a task-specific programmable system for planning and allocating resources to produce computationally efficient and robust solutions to vision tasks. The results of this project are expected to produce both hardware and software components that can be applied to a wide range of both military and commercial robotic applications. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS: Within the military, space, and commercial sectors, active vision technology can be used to support any robotic activity. In the military it could provide the basis for sensor allocation to support both the navigation and RSTA activities for the robotic land vehicles. In space, it could aid in such applications as spacecraft docking and robotic spacecraft repair. In the commercial world, the technology developed will be applicable to robotic construction and earth moving equipment.

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