Handheld Apps for Warfighters

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$721,664.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W31P4Q-12-C-0027
Solitcitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award Year:
2012
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
10SB2-0196
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB102-002
Small Business Information
Vecna Technologies Inc.
6404 Ivy Lane, Suite 500, Greenbelt, MD, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
094078958
Principal Investigator
 Neal Checka
 Senior Research Scientist
 (617) 674-0636
 nchecka@vecna.com
Business Contact
 Michael Bearman
Title: VP/General Counsel
Phone: (240) 965-4500
Email: mbearman@vecna.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
This Phase II project will extend prototypes and algorithms developed in Phase I for software-based modules for multi-modal command and control of robots using the various sensors and camera hardware on modern handheld devices, i.e. smartphones. Phase I work saw the successful development of new gesture and speech-based control interfaces for driving, manipulation, and surveillance. Phase II work will see the inclusion of advanced artificial intelligence algorithms for task-level supervised autonomy (and the appropriate interface approaches) into these control modules.

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