Autonomous Shipboard Cleaning System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-10-M-0007
Agency Tracking Number: N092-123-0070
Amount: $99,958.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N092-123
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
6127 Butano Ct., San Jose, CA, 95123
DUNS: 784776267
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Arasch Lagies
 Principal Investigator
 (802) 660-0735
Business Contact
 Dulcie Lagies
Title: Corporate Official
Phone: (802) 244-7675
Research Institution
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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