THIS PROGRAM INVOLVES A MOBILE SEMIAUTONOMOUS ROBOTIC PIPE INSPECTION PLATFORM (ROPIP) FOR HAZARDOUS MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,596.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
2524
Agency Tracking Number:
2524
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Route 7, Box 316, Lenoir City, TN, 37771
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
MR. L. ANDREWS,
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(615) 986-6334
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROGRAM INVOLVES A MOBILE SEMIAUTONOMOUS ROBOTIC PIPE INSPECTION PLATFORM (ROPIP) FOR HAZARDOUS MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES. THE DEVICE HAS SENSORY CAPABILITY AND IS MICROPROCESSOR CONTROLLABLE. A UNIQUE TECHNIQUE USING A "SMALL WORLD" APPROACH TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) BY LIMITING THE "REAL WORLD" CONTACT ENVIRONMENT AND PROVIDING A READY ACCESS FOR MOBILITY LOWERS TOE SOFTWARE INPUT AND DECISION- MAKING REQUIREMENTS. THE APPROACH ALSO PROVIDES ACCESS TO LARGE AREAS THAT WOULD NOT BE ACCESSIBLE TO A TRADITIONAL MOBILE ROBOT.

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