AN INTELLIGENT ROBOT CONTROLLER SENSORY PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR UNSTRUCTURED ENVIRONMENTS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 7806
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
113 West Street, Malden, MA, 02148
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 Dr Steven J Gordon
Phone: (617) 322-8622
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS PROJECT IS A TECHNICAL STUDY OF A DISTRIBUTED ROBOT CONTROL SYSTEM. THE SENSORY PROCESSING PORTION OF THECONTROLLER WILL BE STUDIED IN DETAIL WITH ATTENTION BEING FOCUSED ON INDUSTRIAL AND MOBILE TELEROBOTIC APPLICATIONS IN THE NUCLEAR POWER INDUSTRY. A THREE DIMINSIONAL MACHINE VISION SYSTEM AND PARALLEL COMPUTATION HARDWARE WILL BE USED TO PROCESS DENSE PIXEL LEVEL INFORMATION FROM VIDEO CAMERAS TO HIGH LEVEL OBJECT FEATURE INFORMATION USEFUL TO A ROBOT CONTROLLER OR HUMAN SUPERVISOR. IMAGE PROCESSING ALGORITHMS FOR A MULTIPLE-LIGHT-STRIPE DUAL-CAMERA SYSTEM WILL BE STUDIED TO DETERMINE WHICH PROCESSES MAY BE IMPLEMENTED ON TRANSPUTER-BASED PARALLEL AND PIPELINED HARDWARE. THE PLANNED SENSORY PROCESSOR MODULE WILL HAVE A STANDARD INTERFACE SO THAT IT MAY COMMUNICATE WITH EXISTING CONTROLLERS.

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