Interactive Terrain Analysis

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,940.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W74V8H-04-P-0485
Award Id:
68406
Agency Tracking Number:
A045-001-0054
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3600 Green Court, Suite 600, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
009485124
Principal Investigator:
Randolph Jones
Chief Scientist
(207) 872-3831
rjones@soartech.com
Business Contact:
James Rosbe
President
(734) 327-8000
rosbe@soartech.com
Research Institute:
Georgia Institute of Technology
Ronald C Arkin
Technology Square Research Bdg, Room S27, 85 Fifth St. NW
Atlanta, GA, 30332
(404) 894-8209
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Although unmanned vehicles see increasing deployment, strategy and tactics are outpacing their technological capabilities. Advances in robotic control, human-systems interfaces, intelligent systems, vehicle autonomy and human-to-vehicle interfaces are required to lower human-to-vehicle ratios to levels required for future combat. We propose an architecture for computer-assisted control that relies on four basic subsystems: Intelligent Agent Interface, Low-Level Feature Processing, Robot Interface, and Human Interface. Each subsystem contains constituent components that have been deployed with success in military applications by the teammates on this proposal. The primary challenge is integrating these into a coherent human-system interface that integrates processed sensory information from robots, situational awareness interpretations and suggested courses of action from a decision support agent, tactical and strategic intelligence information from external sources, and mission intent information (and other data) from the human user. The integrated graphical interface, supplemented with variable levels of interaction with the intelligent decision support agent, will provide mixed levels of initiative and action between human controllers and unmanned ground robotic systems. The team has a unique combination of experience in developing knowledge-intensive intelligent agents, terrain analysis tools and interfaces, robotic platforms and simulators, processing systems for robot sensors and tactical robot control, and usable human-system interfaces.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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