Dexterous Manipulation System for Small Robots

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-08-C-0352
Agency Tracking Number: N062-162-0158
Amount: $674,138.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-162
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
32 Thirty-Ninth St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15201
DUNS: 091125695
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jorgen Pedersen
 President & CEO
 (412) 681-6382
Business Contact
 Jessica Pedersen
Title: COO
Phone: (412) 681-6382
Research Institution
RE2 is proposing to build a Dexterous Manipulation System payload that will directly address the inability of most small ground robots to perform fine and/or complex manipulation tasks. The DMS payload combines a highly maneuverable manipulator arm with advanced feedback and intuitive software control methods to provide a complete package that not only increases the base capabilities of platforms it is integrated with, but allows operators to perform complex tasks easily. The DMS manipulator arm is modeled after the human arm and features a high number of Degrees of Freedom. The intuitive control software frees the user from tedious joint-by-joint control methods, allowing the user to move the entire arm in an intuitive manner, and increasing the ease with which complex tasks can be performed. The advanced feedback gives the user the information necessary to perform fine gripping tasks.

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