AUTONOMOUS MOBILE ROBOT SIMULATION

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6087
Amount: $65,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Marble Assocs Inc
200 N Great Rd, Lincoln, MA, 01773
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 PAUL JURY
 (617) 354-3557
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
MARBLE ASSOCIATES, INC., PROPOSES TO BUILD A SOPHISTICATED, MODULARIZED SIMULATION OF A COMPLETE AUTONOMOUS, MULTIPLE HETEROGENEOUS SENSOR BASED, MOBILE ROBOTIC PLATFORM. PLUG-IN MODULES INCLUDE THE USER INTERFACE, THE PLATFORM ITSELF, THE SENSOR INTERFACE, THE STRATEGIC CONTROL CENTER, AND THE VARIOUS ALGORITHMS AND HURISTICS RESPONSIBLE FOR PATH PLANNING, ENVIRONMENT MAPPING, AND AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION. A USER OF THE SIMULATOR WILL BE ABLE TO QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY TEST HIS ALGORITHMS ON THE DATA AVAILABLE FROM OFF-THE-SHELF SENSOR DEVICES WITHOUT HAVING TO BUILD CUSTOM HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE INTERFACES FOR EVERY DIFFERENT SENSOR. HE WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO EXPERIMENT WITH COMBINATIONS OF SENSORS IN PARTICULAR ENVIRONMENTS BEFORE MAKING A COMMITMENT TO USE ONE OR MORE OF THEM ON HIS ROBOT. ROBOTIC CONTROL SYSTEMS CAN BE COMPLETELY DESIGNED AND DEVELOPED ON THE SIMULATOR BEFORE THE ROBOT IS CONSTRUCTED.

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