Handheld Apps for Warfighters

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-12-C-0027
Agency Tracking Number: 10SB2-0196
Amount: $721,664.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: SB102-002
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
6404 Ivy Lane, Suite 500, Greenbelt, MD, -
DUNS: 094078958
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Neal Checka
 Senior Research Scientist
 (617) 674-0636
Business Contact
 Michael Bearman
Title: VP/General Counsel
Phone: (240) 965-4500
Email: mbearman@vecna.com
Research Institution
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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