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
Award Id:
7806
Agency Tracking Number:
7806
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
113 West Street, Malden, MA, 02148
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government