Prehensor for one atmosphere diving suit

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,926.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-13-P-1212
Agency Tracking Number:
N13A-010-0257
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N13A-T010
Solicitation Number:
2013.A
Small Business Information
VISHWA ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION LLC
32 Orvis Road, 27-4176489, Arlington, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
830994492
Principal Investigator:
Bhargav Gajjar
President
(321) 276-0380
info@vishwarobotics.com
Business Contact:
Bhargav Gajjar
President
(321) 276-0380
info@vishwarobotics.com
Research Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Tech
Karl Iagnemma
77 Massachusetts ave
Cambridge, MA, 02139-
(617) 452-3262
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Current atmospheric diving suits and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) have end effectors with simply 1 DOF. This rudimentary manipulation results in excessive time spent working a problem underwater, development of task specific tools that can be operated by the pliers or acceptance that a specific job simply can't be accomplished. Vishwa Robotics proposes a teleoperated, anthropomorphic end effector that mimics the dexterity of a human hand that would provide significant benefit to the underwater industry by expanding the range of operations a diver in an atmospheric suit, or a pilot of an ROV can accomplish.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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