AN INTELLIGENT ROBOT CONTROLLER SENSORY PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR UNSTRUCTURED ENVIRONMENTS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
7806
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Intelligent Automation Systems
113 West Street, Malden, MA, 02148
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Dr Steven J Gordon
(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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