Collaborative and Shared Control of Unmanned Vehicle Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-07-M-0278
Award Id:
83094
Agency Tracking Number:
O063-UM6-4180
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
814 W. Diamond Ave., Suite 301, Gaithersburg, MD, 20878
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
121257443
Principal Investigator:
CharlesShoemaker
Senior Program Manager
(240) 631-0008
cshoe@roboticresearch.com
Business Contact:
AlbertoLacaze
President
(240) 631-0008
lacaze@roboticresearch.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Technologies for Human-Robotic Interactions (HRI) currently are not designed for, and do not adequately support, dynamic teaming and Command & Control (C2) interaction paradigms in distributed, manned-unmanned teaming environments to a degree routinely exhibited by well-trained and experienced manned-manned operations or by highly autonomous hierarchical intelligent control systems. Interaction protocols do exist for highly trained collaborative teams or cooperative co-habitants in a purely manned environment. Interaction protocols also exist for highly autonomous systems employing a hierarchical intelligent control architecture capable of integrating distributed autonomy. However, the equivalent interaction protocols are not well defined and matured for human-robotic (manned-unmanned) for the collaborative teams and cooperative co-habitants cases. Our over-arching objectivefor this SBIR effort is to use our team's expertise in human system integration and autonomous control to develop HRI protocols capable of achieving similar levels of integration between the manned-unmanned systems as currently exist between the manned-manned or unmanned-unmanned.

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