Autonomous Shipboard Cleaning System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,958.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-10-M-0007
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-123-0070
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N092-123
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Small Business Information
Man Made Machines
6127 Butano Ct., San Jose, CA, 95123
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
784776267
Principal Investigator:
Arasch Lagies
Principal Investigator
(802) 660-0735
arasch.lagies@gmail.com
Business Contact:
Dulcie Lagies
Corporate Official
(802) 244-7675
dulcie.lagies@gmail.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Man Made Machines, LLC has developed a prototype (proof-of-concept) for a floor mopping robot, which has the capability to map its working area for an optimum on efficiency in energy & time consumption vice cleaning effectiveness. The specialty of this approach is an intelligent software, which enables work-area mapping at a BOM cost of about $100. This is about 10x lower then comparable devices. The robot is controlled in the current version by three MCUs; MCU1 is the main MCU (ARM-Cortex M3, 32 bit) which coordinates the movements of the robot and does the area mapping; MCU2 checks the sensors and gives feedback to MCU1; MCU3 activates/deactivates the motors and compares with the motor feedback. The Phase 1 proposal is based on the existing proof-of-concept and introduces an extension/addition, which enables the robot to clean also walls, overheads, counters and incline ladders.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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