Dexterous Manipulation System for Small Robots

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$450,192.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-08-C-0352
Award Id:
82406
Agency Tracking Number:
N062-162-0158
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
32 Thirty-Ninth St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15201
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
091125695
Principal Investigator:
JorgenPedersen
President & CEO
(412) 681-6382
jorgen@resquared.com
Business Contact:
JessicaPedersen
COO
(412) 681-6382
jessica@resquared.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
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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