Terrain Analysis for Human-Robot Interaction (TAH-RI)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$749,972.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
W74V8H-05-C-0052
Solitcitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2005
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
A045-001-0144
Solicitation Topic Code:
A04-T001
Small Business Information
CHI SYSTEMS, INC.
1035 Virginia Drive, Suite 300, Fort Washington, PA, 19034
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
161162995
Principal Investigator
 Dawn Riddle
 Principal Investigator
 (407) 277-9288
 driddle@chisystems.com
Business Contact
 Phil Rollhauser
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (215) 542-1400
Email: prollhauser@chisystems.com
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF SOUTH FLORIDA
 Robin Murphy
 Computer Science & Engineering
Tampa, FL, 33602
 (813) 974-3652
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Understanding the right thing to do in the battlespace is contingent on knowledge of the terrain and its tactical importance for military operations (e.g., terrain restricts or enhances abilities to observe, move, and shoot). The product of this Phase II effort will be TAH-RI, a COTS software component for systems developers, enabling them to easily make systems capable of identifying terrain features that are tactically relevant, and translating that information into ‘languages’ understandable by both humans and computers. TAH-RI will be demonstrated in an ITS for terrain analysis and in a robotics application. Means of enabling Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) to provide training and guided practice for soldiers could significantly expand range of when and where training occurs, reducing demand for expert human instructors. Means of enabling envisioned robotic systems to understand terrain and its tactical import is essential to true autonomy. The proposed work brings together the necessary state-of-the-art technologies to enable systems (e.g., synthetic instructors, and autonomous robotic vehicles) to aid soldiers and their commanders in improving readiness. CHI Systems, Inc. and the University of South Florida are uniquely positioned to succeed in creating and demonstrating the revolutionary confluence of technologies required to achieve this objective.

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