Mission Language Translator (MLT)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,930.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W56HZV-10-C-0214
Award Id:
97796
Agency Tracking Number:
A093-204-0246
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 09-204
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
625 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
115243701
Principal Investigator:
Peter Weyhrauch
Senior Scientist
(617) 491-3474
pweyhrauch@cra.com
Business Contact:
Ninos Hanna
Contract Specialist
(617) 491-3474
mjames@i-a-i.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Unmanned robotic systems are a vital component of todayf?Ts military operations. They are useful for reconnaissance, security, logistics, and support, including very high risk operations. Military Commanders and their staffs need to be able to control these system in the field based on dynamic mission needs, but they do not have the necessary skills to program robots in their native control languages, which are better suited for computer scientists and roboticists. Military Commanders and their staffs should be able to specify high-level, autonomous missions for such unmanned systems using familiar military conventions, such as Commanderf?Ts intent, mission objectives, maps with icons and tactical graphics, and other high-level task specifications. We propose to design and demonstrate the feasibility of the Mission Language Translator (MLT), a system that gives Commanders and command staffs the capability to control robotic systems by specifying missions and Commanderf?Ts intent in a natural and intuitive manner and that translates such high-level mission plans into low-level robotic commands for autonomous mission execution.

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