SIMPLE MAN/ROBOT INTERACTION LANGUAGE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2389
Amount: $496,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
One North Ave, Burlington, MA, 01803
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Krall
 (617) 273-3055
Business Contact
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Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A NATURAL, MICROCOMPUTER-BASED, MAN/ROBOT INTERACTION LANGUAGE IS PROPOSED FOR USE BY NON-TECHNICAL PERSONNEL. BASED ON A THREADED INTERPRETIVE LANGUAGE (FORTH), SUCH A LANGUAGE WILL NOT REQUIRE THE EXTENSIVE OVERHEAD OF AN OPERATING SYSTEM USUALLY ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH-LEVEL, NATURAL LANGUAGES, AND HENCE CAN BE IMPLEMENTED ON INEXPENSIVE, SINGLE-BOARD COMPUTERS. MOREOVER, BECAUSE OF THE INTERPRETIVE NATURE OF THE LANGUAGE, SPEECH INTERACTION WITH ROBOTS WOULD REQUIRE ONLY A SPEECH RECOGNITION FRONT END WITH MINIMAL ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT. THE PROPOSED PHASE I EFFORT WILL PROVIDE THE GROUND WORK FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE BASIC ROBOT INTERACTION LANGUAGE. THE FEASIBILITY, DESIRABILITY AND POWER OF A PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE ORIENTED FOR THE NON-TECHNICAL USER WILL BE DEMONSTRATED.

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