TRIBE(Toolbox for Robots with Intelligent Behavior Engine)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-11-C-0146
Agency Tracking Number: A111-048-0969
Amount: $99,777.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-048
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
555 Quince Orchard Road, Suite 300, Gaithersburg, MD, -
DUNS: 121257443
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Alberto Lacaze
 (240) 631-0008
Business Contact
 Alberto Lacaze
Title: President
Phone: (240) 631-0008
Research Institution
Small unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) have provided an invaluable tool to the warfighter by saving lives and supplies while increasing mission effectiveness. As with most emerging technologies, early adopters have been focused on immediate improvements rather than the long term growth or plug and play compatibility. This fact is evidenced by the large number of ad hoc systems being demonstrated to DoD customers. Interoperability and standardization goals have not yet materialized for IED Defeat applications. This research opportunity is a unique chance to create an infrastructure with an emphasis on logical communications between heterogeneous sensors and actuators, rather than a stand-alone toolbox. This infrastructure is the first step towards the standardization of a mission toolset. The proposes toolbox will provide innovations in shared control driving, characterization and neutralization behaviors, and intelligent manipulation control.

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