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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W74V8H-04-P-0482
Agency Tracking Number: A045-001-0144
Amount: $99,967.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-T001
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1035 Virginia Drive, Suite 300, Fort Washington, PA, 19034
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dawn Riddle
 Principal Investigator
 (408) 277-9288
 driddle@chisystems.com
Business Contact
 Phil Rollhauser
Title: Dir. of Contracts
Phone: (215) 542-1400
Email: prollhauser@chisystems.com
Research Institution
 University of South Florida
 Robin Murphy
 Computer Science & Engineering, 4202 East Fowler Ave ENB342
Tampa, FL, 33602
 (813) 974-3652
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Military decision-making for ground forces is driven by tactical constraints and opportunities based on terrain. Future Force Warrior (FFW)and Future Combat Systems (FCS) are developing advanced functional capabilities, but soldiers still have to take and hold tactically significant terrain. Adding robotic vehicles, sensors, and weapons systems creates a planning and coordination challenge for the human commander. Results must be in a form useful for efficient storage and processing for `understanding' by robots as well as humans. Coordinating all these assets is not easy, even at the FCS Cell level. Terrain Analysis for Human-Robot Interaction (TAH-RI) is intended to ensure that any human or robot who needs to understand the integrated tactical importance of terrain, intelligence, and CROP can understand it, along with the commander's intent. The proposed effort builds on experience of the team in all these areas, including fielded terrain analysis in USMC C2PC and robots that worked the WTC site.

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