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Autonomous Retrieval and Delivery

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-21-C-0179
Agency Tracking Number: N201-X02-1077
Amount: $1,499,617.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N201-X02
Solicitation Number: 00.1
Solicitation Year: 1900
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-01-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-04-18
Small Business Information
3741 Plaza Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-1655
United States
DUNS: 197187602
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Glenn Beach
 (734) 668-2567
Business Contact
 Margaret Press
Phone: (734) 668-2567
Research Institution

Over the past decade, commercial industry has begun to integrate flexible robotic material handling solutions to improve the efficiency and reliability of operations. This has been particularly true for manufacturing facilities and warehouses, which have begun to integrate a wide range of autonomous vehicles for retrieving and moving supplies as well as robotic manipulators for retrieving components. However, military sustainment depots have not yet integrated these emerging technologies, which would enable support personnel to spend more time sustaining vehicle platforms and weapon systems and less time simply retrieving parts and supplies needed for the process.   Cybernet proposes to leverage our existing Autonomous Material Handling Technology (AMHT) kit to develop an Autonomous Retrieval and Delivery service for use on Naval installations. This service will be capable of retrieving parts either as pre-planned missions or in an ad-hoc manner in response to maintainers’ requests in the field. This will significantly increase the time maintainers can apply to repairs and reduce system and component down time. The Autonomous Retrieval and Delivery system will include an autonomous forklift, an autonomous indoor/outdoor tug, and a software interface to enable simple operation by maintenance planners and maintainers.

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