SIMPLE MAN/ROBOT INTERACTION LANGUAGE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$496,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2389
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Optima Systems Inc.
One North Ave, Burlington, MA, 01803
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
David Krall
(617) 273-3055
Business Contact:
() -
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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