Handheld Apps for Warfighters

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




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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