Modular Intelligent Manipulation system with Intuitive Control (MIMIC)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$1,222,743.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W56HZV-11-C-0204
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4383
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-186
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
4925 Harrison Street, Pittsburgh, PA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
091125695
Principal Investigator:
DougPeters
VP Operations
(412) 681-6382
doug.peters@resquared.com
Business Contact:
JorgenPedersen
President and CEO
(412) 681-6382
jorgen.pedersen@resquared.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
The Modular Intelligent Manipulation system with Intuitive Control (MIMIC) will significantly increases the effectiveness of robotic manipulators by giving the operator of a robotic arm the sensation that it is his or her arm actually manipulating an object. As the operator moves his hand, the robot arm will mimic the operators arm/hand movements. As resistance is experienced at the end-effector, the operator will feel that resistance on his own hand. MIMCs intuitive control system coupled with our innovative dexterous end-effector solutions will enable more advanced teleoperation capabilities such as using common hand tools, removing batteries, or cutting wires. The comprehensive approach that is presented for MIMIC is well-suited for integration onto next-generation robotic systems. Additionally, the modularity and interoperability of MIMIC allow it to be integrated onto currently fielded UGVs as an upgrade kit, providing a low-cost, improved teleoperation solution for the existing fleet of fielded UGVs.

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