Affordable Accurate Robot Guidance (AARG)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-09-M-5306
Agency Tracking Number: F091-001-0037
Amount: $99,849.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF091C-001
Solicitation Number: 2009.1
Small Business Information
4650 East Lake Rd., Sheffield Lake, OH, 44054
DUNS: 801482824
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Simon Melikian
 (440) 590-0499
Business Contact
 Simon Melikian
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (440) 590-0499
Research Institution
The application of robotics in automotive manufacturing have established high levels of productivity and quality but these gains have not penetrated the aerospace industry due to the positional accuracy requirements and the fact that robots are not accurate.  It is important then, to develop affordable and accurate guidance as well as cost efficient robot enhancements to create robotic systems capable of aerospace tolerances.  The Recognition Robotics and Comau approach uses vision components with high MRAs, standard robot options and representative testing to create the most affordable and near-at-hand project direction for the AARG target applications. BENEFIT: Increase the use of standard industrial robots in aerospace industry by creating tools that allows these robots to meet the aerospace accuracies.

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