Improved Tele-Control for Manipulator Equipped Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,889.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W56HZV-10-C-0211
Agency Tracking Number:
A093-186-0115
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-186
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
Autonomous Solutions, Inc.
990 North 8000 West, Petersboro, UT, 84325
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Matt Berkemeier
Robotics Research Scientist
(435) 755-2980
mattb@autonomoussolutions.com
Business Contact:
Chris Brown
Business Development Manager
(435) 755-2980
sue@novasensors.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Under the Phase I program, ASI will examine the available technologies for improving manipulation, create preliminary designs of how to integrate these technologies on current platforms (the Talon and Packbot), and simulate the effects of improved dynamic modeling and sensor feedback on manipulator performance. The deliverables for Phase I will thus be: • Preliminary design of retrofit packages for the Talon and Packbot including: o Improved joint angle encoders o Force and torque sensors o Stereovision camera o MEMS IMU o Computing resources o Add-on improved gripper • HRI tests using 3D visualization with a stereo display to document improvements resulting from enhanced depth perception • A simulation of manipulation control using a dynamic model of the MTRS Packbot

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